Offshore Wind Energy Infrastructure Could Utilize 3D Printed Concrete
Building an offshore wind farm means shipping massive, heavy parts long distances off the coast. Purdue University is currently looking into using 3D printed concrete to make these pieces. 3D printed material is lighter, less expensive, and would be able to float to a site from an onshore plant. 3D printing also eliminates the need for a concrete mold, decreasing costs further and allowing for more creative designs.