March 26, 2024

1Print to Commercialize 3D Printed Coastal Resilience Solutions

1Print, a company that specializes in deploying additive construction (AC) for infrastructure projects, has entered an agreement with the University of Miami (UM) to accelerate commercialization of the SEAHIVE shoreline protection system. Via the agreement, 1Print will hold the exclusive license for manufacturing and distributing 3D Printed SEAHIVE® systems globally.

Researchers at UM’s College of Engineering began developing the SEAHIVE concept as in 2018 as part of the University Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK) project. Thanks to a series of grants, including money from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to supplement the adjacent XReef project, and 1Print’s award from the US Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, 1Print was able to collaborate with UM to scale up the project…