Decentralised Additive Manufacturing for Architecture: Exploring the integration of distributed ledger technologies with 3D printing

Georgios (Yorgos) Berdos (Lead / Corresponding author), Theodore Dounas, Jiri Vele

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Abstract

This paper investigates the potential integration of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies with Additive Manufacturing in the context of architectural design and fabrication. The study aims to identify knowledge gaps, explore the affinity between these technologies, and challenge the current architecture production paradigm. Through a comprehensive state-of-the-art review and analysis of academic papers and industrial case studies, we identified emerging themes and gaps in the literature. We also examined the misalignment of incentives among key participants of the proposed systems. Our findings highlighted the relevance of blockchain technology in additive manufacturing, but also revealed significant challenges and misalignments in incentives among stakeholders. We argue that further research and experimentation are necessary to fully understand the technical feasibility and impact of integrating these technologies in architectural design and fabrication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Design Reconsidered - Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe 2023)
EditorsWolfgang Dokonal, Urs Hirschberg, Gabriel Wurzer
PublisherEducation and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)
Pages709-718
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789491207341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventeCAADe 2023: Digital Design Reconsidered: 41st International eCAADe conference - Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Duration: 20 Sept 202323 Sept 2023
Conference number: 41st
https://ecaade2023.tugraz.at/index.html

Conference

ConferenceeCAADe 2023: Digital Design Reconsidered
Abbreviated titleeCAADe 2023
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period20/09/2323/09/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • 3D-printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Blockchain
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Distributed Manufacturing
  • Integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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