Black Buffalo 3D collaborates to develop Plant-based 3D Construction Ink

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3D construction ink
Above: Collaboration to create a structural hemp-based 3D construction ink/Image Source: Black Buffalo 3D

Black Buffalo 3D, leading provider of construction 3D printers and 3D construction ink, along with Alquist, a construction 3D printing company, and Revive Hemp Industries, manufacturer of industrial hemp, announced a collaboration, leveraging sustainable materials and joint R&D to create a structural hemp-based 3D construction ink.

Hemp-based 3D Construction Ink

The group’s mission is to introduce a greener alternative to traditional building materials—used for infrastructure, housing, and commercial applications. The joint venture begins at the farm with technology that creates a supply of industrialised hemp ingredients. Initial experiments with industrialised hemp have uncovered an ability to sequester tons of carbon with the potential to be a net-zero environmentally-friendly 3D construction ink as an alternative to cement.

Black Buffalo 3D is the manufacturer of large-scale, 3D construction printers that are capable of printing structural components and buildings one-to-four stories high, as well as construction ink. Its materials science division is committed to standardising innovative construction materials and 3D inks to increase the acceptance of safe and sustainable 3D construction printing.

“Black Buffalo 3D is committed to increasing the adoption of 3D printers in construction, and helping its clients provide consumers with a more affordable and sustainable approach to meeting housing and infrastructure demand.”

Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Black Buffalo 3D-a Big Sun Holdings Group company


Alquist specializes in creating affordable housing throughout the United States. As one of the first companies to adopt 3D construction printing, they have taken the technology from concept to application by printing homes for families in Virginia, and they have hundreds more on the horizon.

Zachary Mannheimer, founder and CEO of Alquist adds, “Alquist continues to build on its reputation of providing affordable home solutions by leveraging large-scale 3D construction printers. Working with Revive and Black Buffalo, we believe that by introducing hemp into our homes, we’ll not only strengthen the wall systems, but also the home itself will sequester carbon every day, contributing to greener construction.”

Revive Hemp Industries

Revive Hemp Industries provides the highest-quality, cost-effective, processed American industrial hemp. Revive will supply materials to be studied and integrated into a new form of sustainable 3D construction ink, which can replace cement-based concrete used in 3D printing and traditional construction projects.

“The Revive Hemp team is excited to contribute to creating another excellent industrial hemp application, in particular for affordable, high-quality housing, which is so badly needed around the world today. The versatility, strength, and natural qualities of the hemp plant, combined with its ability to offset carbon, have the potential to change the construction industry on a massive scale.”

– John Rose, Founder of Revive Hemp Industries

Construction 3D Printer Factory

Plant-Based 3D Printed Housing
Above: The new land will serve as its permanent US factory/Image Source: Black Buffalo 3D

Recently, Black Buffalo 3D also announced the purchase of 106 acres in East Stroudsburg, PA which will become the site of its permanent United States factory. The facility will use NEXCON™ 3D printing technology throughout the property and serve as the North American hub for the assembly and production of its modular NEXCON™ 3D Construction Printer lineup.

The companies will form a green box solution–a perfect trifecta of hemp processing, construction ink development and printing–that begins at the farm level creating jobs, training opportunities and innovation with the potential to change the world. Follow each company for progress and updates as they dedicate time and resources to printing a smarter and more sustainable society.

About Black Buffalo 3D Corporation: Black Buffalo 3D is a leading provider of 3D construction printers and construction ink. Its commitment to R&D, education, and standardisation will help create a more sustainable future and evolve the construction industry.

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