A MALVERN company has experienced success with pioneering new technology.

ChangeMaker 3D Ltd, based in the town, is working on cutting-edge technology in 3D concrete printing.

The "printfrastructure" technology, they say, is set to bring environmental, community and cost benefits to the rail and water sectors by cutting waste, time and carbon compared to more traditional construction techniques.

According to the company, the tech could be used in all kinds of construction in place of traditional concrete or brickwork and could be used to 3D print everything from benches and bridges to road barriers and houses.

The system works using a computer-operated CyBe robot which pipes layers of quick-drying mortar to a precise design.

Natalie Wadley, director, ChangeMaker 3D, said: “Changemaker 3D stands for sustainability in the built environment.

"Transforming the UK’s infrastructure is critical if the UK is to reach ‘Net Zero’.

"We believe 3D printed concrete has the potential to help deliver the green growth our country needs.

"We are proud to be working with the Dutch technology provider CyBe Construction, together with brilliant sector-leading clients, to unlock this sustainable technology across rail, water and highways."

Britain’s high speed rail network, HS2, recently announced its intention to harness ‘Printfrastructure’ to help cut carbon on key elements of the project by up to 50%.

It marks a UK-first for using reinforced 3D concrete printing in an on-site capacity.

The technology will be deployed by HS2 Ltd’s London tunnels contractor, SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture).

ChangeMaker 3D is a husband-and-wife team co-founded by Luke and Natalie Wadley in 2017 with the benefit of 20 years’ industry and board level experience.

While 3D printing for construction has gained more traction overseas, it is only just emerging in the UK, with ChangeMaker 3D being the first to deploy the technology using this method.

Mrs Wadley added: “We are excited to be originating this innovation here in the Midlands – the home of British manufacturing – with thanks to local support.

"We are passionate about using technology for good and believe 3D concrete printing has an important role to play in unlocking regional growth.

"It could help open up jobs and skills in advanced construction."