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Our technology: Now available to partners
29th April 2020
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be making our technology available to select product and production partners. The ‘XL 3D package’ is designed with industrial production in mind, it includes industrial hardware, ABB robot, extruder, controllers and material processing systems as well as proprietary software. Everything you need to start or add to your digital production, all accounted for – in one place.
For more information please feel free to contact CCO Hedwig Heinsman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company movie launch
15th April 2020
We’re excited to share our first ever company movie. Despite being planned and filmed last year, the context is quite fitting when considering the worlds circumstances. We hope it inspires people to explore their own design possibilities with the value of sustainability, in mind.
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COVID 19 update
Since the 16th of March the Aectual team has been working from home. With our platform online and synced to our robots, we’re able to continue to print quality, sustainable products.
For any queries please feel free to email us at: email@example.com
Cobouw: New generation of print concrete
18th February 2020
We featured in major Dutch construction newspaper Cobouw, where our robotics engineer Jay Chenault discusses the benefits offered by one of our printing material’s, Syroplast. The highly filled polymer is versitile in function, producing durable products; with heat resitant qualities as well as providing efficent and effective means of production.
Gevel 2020: CCO Hedwig Heinsman
28th January 2020
Our CCO and Co- founder Hedwig Heinsman was invited to give a seminar at the Gevel exhibition, hosted at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam. Heinsman discusses a new generation of architecture, detailing the unique opportunity for users of our design platform to create a product that is entirely individual and sustainable.
World Architecture festival: Aectual
6th December 2019
The WAF is a three day festival that centres around innovation and design, we were honoured to exhibit our products at the festival. We also took the opportunity to share our technology and sustainable design innovation, offering VIP tours of our printing location in Amsterdam Noord.
Listed as Top100 company on global ConTechMap
24 October 2019
Aetcual has been chosen as one of the 50 participants for the PrePitch from the Construction Innovation Contest and listed as a one of the Top 100 companies on the first ever global ConTechMap: www.contechmap.com .We presented our ideas for the future of manufacturing in the AEC industry at BUILTWORLD @ Messe Frankfurt.
Archipreneur: CEO Hans Vermeulen, the story behind Aectual
7th October 2019
Archiprenur magazine, interviewed CEO Hans Vermeulen on whats behind Aectual, the concept, brand and company. Vermuelen discusses the hard work, rewards and network of interdisciplinary industry professionals that have come together with Aectual, to re-design the way we build.
Aectual keynote at 2nd Construction Tech Forum in Dubai
24th – 25th September 2019
Will full scale printing become mainstream? Hans Vermeulen shared his vision on how Aectual’s platform approaches will change the way we build, at the 2nd Construction Technology Forum in Dubai. Vermeulen discussed the opportunities of additive technology and fully automated construction processes for the AEC industry.
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Financial Focus: Aectual
13th August 2019
Financial Focus, the magazine for clients of ABN AMRO Mees Pierson, wrote an entire spread on the work of Aectual as promising example of Prop Tech developments. Read the full article here (in Dutch)
Spaces Magazine: Aectual
Aectual is featured in the ‘Design Spot’ section of San Francisco-based Spaces Magazine. “High-end custom floors (slightly raised “molds,” 3D-printed on a subfloor, in which concrete or resins can be floated), facades, stairs and every conceivable architectural element can be crafted without conventional molds and tools” read the entire article here: SpacesMagazine
Aectual Keynote at Startup Grind Europe, London
6th June 2019
Aectual’s CEO Hans Vermeulen will be giving a keynote at the Startup Grind Europe conference in London. His presentation on ‘Data Driven Design: Architecture of the Future’ will give unique behind the scene insights on Aectuals go-to platform for customizable architectural products. With its proprietary software tools and XL robotic 3D printers Aectual enables designers and builders to create tailor-made architecture.
Aectual at Clerkenwell Design Week, London
21st- 23rd May 2019
Aectual’s 3D Printed Terrazzo Flooring and Space Dividers featured at Clerkenwell Design Week. Our stand hosted one -of-a-kind floor samples such as recent designs by Patricia Urquiola, Mae Engelgeer, and DUS architects.
Aectual at Interzum Cologne
21st-24th May 2019
With over 65.000 visitors Interzum is the world`s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design. Aectual is proud to be invited as exhibitor and speaker. CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman will speak about Aectual’s unique approach to sustainable 3D printed production.
Aectual speaking at national NEPROM ‘Day of Project Development’
16th May 2019
Our CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman will speak at national conference ‘Day of Project Development’ organised by the NEPROM. Aectual is invited to showcase best practices, and how the digitisation of design and production processes can lead to better, leaner and cleaner built environments.
Watch the packed programme here:
Aectual at Techtextile Frankfurt
14th - 17th May 2019
Aectual has been invited to take part in the exhibition ‘Urban Living – City of the Future’ at Techtextile Frankfurt May 14 – 17. Aectual will cover a large part of the expo, presenting no less than 3 innovative types of large size 3D printed wall claddings in bio plastic, that can be used both as facade panel and interior solution.
Aectual in de Volkskrant, and more news
23rd April 2019
The Tiny Bauhaus shows that its possible; 3D printed mass-customised architecture! Great headline and article in leading Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. The Tiny Bauhaus has attracted more great press reviews in amongst others Dutch newspaper Trouw, Bright magazine and TCT Mag.
Aectual at Building Holland
9th – 11th April 2019
Aectual showcases its unique products and technology at Building Holland in the RAI, The Netherlands. Several construction companies already use Aectuals unique 3D printing Technology, allowing them to digitize and automate their existing production processes.
3D printed TINY (BAU)HAUS
26th March 2019
100 years after the launch of Bauhaus, Aectuals 3D printing platform brings customised architectural design to the masses. This is shown by the TINY (BAU)HAUS building, that was designed by DUS architects, making use of Aectual Floors, Walls, and Facades. It opened at The Musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris and will travel. Europe the rest of the year
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Télé matin: CEO Hans Vermeulen- Tiny Bau Haus
25th March 2019
Our CEO Hans Vermeulen featured on French television network Télé Matin, while our Tiny Bau Haus was on tour , visiting famous destinations all around Europe – including Musée des Ars et Metiers, in Paris. The entire project celebrated 100 years of Walter Gropius’s original Bau Haus(1919). Vermeulen explains our modern take on the traditional Bau Haus design, championing our use of 3D printing technology.
Design Shanghai Awards 2019: Aectual
11th March 2019
We’re proud to have won ‘Best Newcomer Award’ for our bespoke floors at Asia’s Leading international design event, and to be showcased next to the Worlds best design brands and galleries from across the globe. Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious international design events and Asia’s premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.
Aectual Technology at Euronews TV
1st March 2019
Euronews TV made a special item on Aectual’s bespoke technology. Smart Regions examines how one Dutch company, with help from the European Cohesion Policy, is using the printing technology to create sustainable building solutions. Watch the item here:
FRAME ‘Best Craftmanship’ Award
22nd February 2019
Aectual’s 3D printed bespoke interior elements for Loft’s flagship Store in Tokyo won the FRAME Executional Award ‘Best Craftsmanship’. Praises for our excellence in manufacturing, the Winning projects represented the best-in-field designs, showcasing innovation and thought-leadership.
Dezeen: Aectual & Patricia Urquiola, for BMW
21st January 2019
Augusta Pownall, design editor for Dezeen magazine, covers our collaboration with renowned spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for BMW’s Welt exhibition in Munich. Urquiola took inspiration from Norway’s shimmering frozen lakes and deep green shades portrayed in the nothern lights. Once, mearly concepts and ideas; are now imagined with our bespoke terrazzo floors.
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Urquiola, Aectual & BMW
19th January 2019
The exhibition “Progressive Luxury meets Creative Excellence” opened at BMW Welt Munich, featuring 320m2 of Aectual’s unique terrazzo Floors designed by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola. She created a bespoke 3D printed white pattern floor with Alpi Verde and Nero Ebano marble infill, inspired by the magnificent Northern Lights.
Aectual Keynote at Autodesk University, Las Vegas
13th November 2018
CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman held a keynote on our ‘architectural playlists’: Aectual currently delivers 3D printed floors, facades, 3D printed mold work, and even small printed homes. This portfolio of building solutions is growing into an entire digital platform for the AEC industry to utilise.
Aectual’s floors features in Wallpaper
18th July 2018
Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer featured Aectual floors in her ‘hugging’ column for Wallpaper magazine, in celebration of Milan design week. Engelgeer collaborated with us to create truly unique floors for the ‘Handmade’ issue.
You can find the article on our Facebook page :
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NXT BLD conference in London
28th June 2018
AEC magazine, published our CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman’s seminar for Next Build’s conference in London. Heinsman explains Aectuals innovation in 3D printing technology and our utilisation of sustainable materials, such as waste and bio plastics.
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14th April 2018
CEO Hans Vermeulen was interviewed by Volkskrant magazine in the lead up to ‘The salone del mobile’ in Milan, where Aectual’s floors were unveiled for the first time. Vermeulen explains our mission to lead a change, towards more sustainable production, industry wide.
You can find the article on our Facebook page:
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Aectual on Dutch TV: Koffietijd
5th April 2018
Hans Vermeulen appeared on ‘Koffietijd’ to explain our mission to produce sustainably and the endless benefits of custom design. He tells how we’ve embraced digitisation as a company, hinting at Aectual’s future in the domain of digital design and production.
The segment is available here (in Dutch)
Elle: Aectual a ‘must see’ at Milan Design Week
27th March 2018
Italian journalist Paoula Testoni describes Aectual as a must see at Milan design week, along with seven other innovative brands across the textile industry. Testoni discusses the unique opportunity for designers to engage with our innovative technology and to realise their very own creations.
The full version of the article is available here
Frame: DUS Architects, Schemata Architects & Aectual
January-Febuary edition, 2018
Frame, media brand and spacial design publication; featured a collaboration project we did with DUS & Schemeta Architects for LOFT’s flagship store in Tokyo. The furnishings were used to showcase LOFT’s merchandise, giving customers an entirely new shopping experience, prompting them to slow down and take in the entire display. As described by our CEO & CO-founder Hans Vermeulen, “it gives a museum effect”.
Financieele Dagblad features Aectual
15th January 2018
Dutch publication Financieele Dagbald features Aectual’s floors in their ‘Oog Voor’ (eye for) column. They discuss our collective approach to sustainability and the unique design outcomes for our customisable floors.
Dezeen: Unique, 3D printed terrazzo flooring
2nd January 2018, Dezeen
Amy Frearson, architectural journalist and editor for Dezeen magazine, features our bioplastic 3D printed terrazzo floors in this January’s issue. She praises the unique opportunity to customise designs and our commitment to a circular economy.
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Elle: Canal House
20th December 2017
Aectual featured in Elle’s special ‘Decoration’ edition which focusses on Amsterdam’s iconic Canal Houses . The feature includes a broad range of entrepreneurs acting with in the 3D printing sphere, including CCO Hedwig Heinsman who discusses Aectuals 3D printed floors and the new addition of more printed building products, such as stairs, facades, and even sunroofs.
Designboom: Aectual & DUS Architects for Schiphol airport
23rd October 2017
We featured in Designboom for our collaboration with DUS Architects in creating Schiphol airports tailor made, bespoke floors. Our 3D printing technology allows Schiphol’s design to reveal its own personality and narrative.
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Fast company: 3D printed floors are surprisingly awesome!
20th October 2017
Renowned US business publication, Fast company announces the launch of our sustainable 3D printed floors at this years Dutch design week. As Journalist Jesus Diaz explains, we use “huge robots, to make cool and completely customisable floors”. Our floors are scaled in their design and are made to be hard waring; Diaz also reveals our plans to work with Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in the coming quarter.
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