Cranes for on-site material handling and scaffolding for work at height are still normal practice.
The industry is still ‘bricks and mortar’ and is not ready for 3D printing.
- Engineering companies
- Commercial & industrial estate site managers
- Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractors
- Cranes services companies
- Site utility management companies
Using cranes is costly, can be dangerous, and requires long-term planning with contracts set a long time in advance and difficult to vary. Wheeled cranes or heli-cranes are costly to purchase or hire, are rarely available rapidly and operational expenditure is high. Scaffolding requires mounting and dismantling time and resources.
3D printing for building requires heavy printer system based on costly standard-cranes.
Aerial remotely piloted cranes (ARPC) will be far less costly and therefore more rapidly available compared to the current generation of crane systems.
Neva Modular Air Crane System designs (Eole-I modules) are scalable and adaptable to payload requirements – whether they act as cranes or 3D printing systems. They are transportable, can be packed & assembled by operators on the ground or on boats or can auto-assemble once unpacked and charged.
Battery life time is a known issue that we have addressed. Our systems can reload automatically and/or can refuel in the air with modules that provides extra battery life.
Neva systems can also be used for construction 3D printing and robotic interventions where it is dangerous for humans.
The modular Air Crane System (Eole-I modules) and Vlinder Series of UAS offer a real alternative to conventional cranes used in tradition construction, and point the way towards the uptake of 3D printing technology.