Bethany, Conn. -- Laticrete is making investments in industry advancements with 3D printing mortar technology. The company is sponsoring Ball State University Design Innovation Fellow and assistant teaching professor Christopher Battaglia to create DE|stress, a 3D-printed concrete shell of 110 unique panels that will be assembled on top of a pavilion created using a 3D printable mortar prototype Laticrete has developed and plans to launch in 2020. The project will be featured among 18 other temporary installations at Exhibit Columbus, the annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community in Columbus, Ind. that began August 23.
“Our company’s collaboration with Battaglia and the production of a 3D printable mortar prototype is part of an ongoing innovation effort in both 3D printing and the digital transformation of construction," said Mathew Carli, director of innovation and strategic planning. "We are happy to support future talent like Battaglia and anticipate that our work with Ball State University for Exhibit Columbus is just the tip of the iceberg.”