Partners

Our growing eco-system of partners

We are proud to work together with global partners who ensure our international goals.

House of DUS
Design partner
House of DUS
Design partner

House of DUS is an award-winning architecture firm with a focus on design, community and technological innovation. The company was founded in 2004 by Hans Vermeulen, Hedwig Heinsman and Martine de Wit and has delivered projects of various scales ranging from product design to complex urban redevelopments.  In 2012, DUS initiated the 3D Print Canal House project to investigate digital fabrication in architecture. Now, House of DUS stands at the forefront of innovation as board of directors of Aectual, the successful commercial continuation of this investigation.

ERDF
Financial partner
ERDF
Financial partner

Aectual works together with Protospace and Xtrution in the project ‘XL 3D Printer’. The goal of this project is to develop smart technology for the building industry with the purpose to automize the full production pipeline from design to installation. This includes the development of XL 3D printers that create digital building products. For this the consortium received a contribution of €300.000 euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the ‘Kansen voor West II’ program. The province of Noord-Holland co-finances the project with a contribution of € 200.000.

Province of Noord-Holland
Financial partner
Province of Noord-Holland
Financial partner

Aectual works together with Protospace and Xtrution in the project ‘XL 3D Printer’. The goal of this project is to develop smart technology for the building industry with the purpose to automize the full production pipeline from design to installation. This includes the development of XL 3D printers that create digital building products. For this the consortium received a contribution of €300.000 euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the ‘Kansen voor West II’ program. The province of Noord-Holland co-finances the project with a contribution of € 200.000.

De Meeuw
Facade development partner
De Meeuw
Facade development partner

De MEEUW is working hard to create a new standard in the building world. Creating attention for future-proof construction and optimal employability of buildings. Together with Aectual, De MEEUW develops flexible buildings that can always be adapted to new situations. In this way, you always use the solution that best suits your needs. And if no longer needed, De MEEUW simply takes it back. Since 1929, De MEEUW has been thinking ahead for our clients throughout Europe, served from offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Protospace
Knowledge partner
Protospace
Knowledge partner

Protospace is a huge maker space based in Utrecht, equipped with an array of digital fabrication machines and staffed by skilled designers and tech professionals. Together they work on making digital production available for everyone. Besides hosting masterclasses, workshops, courses and open maker days, Protospace assists in developing much of the firmware needed for XL 3D printing together with Aectual.

Arup
Engineering partner
Arup
Engineering partner

World leading engineering firm Arup operates in over 40 countries and has lead projects in over 160 countries. With 70 years experience in every part of the built environment, from highways to hotels, Arup’s engineers have partnered with Aectual in developing the unique engineering engine. With Arup’s digital engineering verification, your Aectual building products are safe, verified, and structurally sound.

Henkel
Material partner
Henkel
Material partner

Henkel is a German-based multinational focused on research and sustainability. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, global leader in industrial glues and coatings, is one of the partners in sharing its extensive knowledge and research facilities with Aectual to create new materials. Together with Aectual, Henkel helps create an array of entirely new building products: polymers that are strong, printable, beautiful and bio-based.

Heijmans
Building Partner
Heijmans
Building Partner

One of the largest listed Dutch contractors, Heijmans has an exceptional strong focus on innovation. The constant focus on quality improvements, innovation and integrated solutions enables Heijmans to generate added value for its clients and is reason to collaborate with Aectual. Heijmans works on specific Aectual projects in ensuring on site installment of printed products. The collaboration with Aectual is the next example of how Heijmans builds the contours of tomorrow in an innovative way.

AEB
Recycling Partner
AEB
Recycling Partner

Public institution AEB (Amsterdam Energy Bedrijf) is responsible for the waste management and processing in Amsterdam and other regions in the Netherlands. With a large focus on sustainability, they have invested extensively in know-how about recycling processes and energy generation from waste. Together with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Delft University of Technology and Aectual, they work on a sustainable recycling system to turn plastic waste into printable materials.

TU Delft / AMS
Knowledge partner
TU Delft / AMS
Knowledge partner

Delft University of Technology is the Netherlands’ top university for applied sciences, and ranked in the world’s top 40. One of the main educational centers behind the long Dutch tradition of civil engineering and urban design, the TU Delft works with leading businesses and research institutions in implementing test cases for the built environment. Together with AMS (Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions), AEB (Amsterdam Energie Bedrijf) and Aectual, the TU Delft investigates the potential of large scale 3D printing and recycling in creating closed loops for plastic waste.

RVO
Financial partner
RVO
Financial partner

The Dutch Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) is the public institution connected to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that is solely dedicated to stimulating sustainable entrepreneurship. With the MIT grant – directed at connecting small medium enterprises with innovation trajectories in the large top sectors – and WBSO grant – directed specifically at non-governmental research and development projects – the Dutch government directly supports Aectual in its position as a key national and international player in technological innovation and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Ultimaker
3D printing partner
Ultimaker
3D printing partner

Ultimaker is Europe’s largest desktop 3D printer manufacturer. In just five years they’ve achieved a 40% global market share in consumer 3D printers. It is their open source technology and community approach that have made Ultimaker so successful and progressive. The Ultimaker community and the Aectual community constantly exchange know-how on creating the best 3D printing services in the world.

Emerson
Hardware Partner
Emerson
Hardware Partner

Emerson is an American multinational with a focus mainly on electric systems and services. With over 115,000 employees working in over 220 locations, Emerson is a global leader in combining engineering and technology to deliver services to industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Proud hardware partner of Aectual, Emerson collaborates on creating custom-fit solutions for all large scale digital fabrication tools.

Igus
Hardware partner
Igus
Hardware partner

Originally founded in Germany, Igus is a worldwide operating manufacturer of standard and custom-fit cables, cable carriers, bearings and guides. All of their products are made of optimized material compounds, combining material innovation with skillful engineering to deliver extremely long life, low wear durable components. With Aectual, Igus innovates to create the most efficient components to ensure consistent printing quality and performance.

Xtrution
Hardware Partner
Xtrution
Hardware Partner

Xtrution has over 15 years of experience in making extruders for plastics and a variety of other materials, and since 2010 also XL 3D printing. An engineer to the core, Xtrution founder Servan Bakker works closely with Aectual in developing the extrusion technology of the Aectual XL 3D printer, to guarantee the high material and printing quality of all XL 3D prints.

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