Is this the future of tunnelling?


hyperTunnel is a UK-based tunnelling technology company that is bringing together proven technologies from multiple industries, with the aim of 3D-printing a tunnel inside the ground.

“Normally you dig a hole and then build the tunnel in the hole, but we’re actually building the tunnel and then we’ll dig the hole,” says Patrick Lane-Nott , Director of Engineering at hyperTunnel.

The new method was created by an engineering team sourced from “innovation-rich sectors such as Formula 1, aerospace, oil and gas, and geoscience.”

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