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HawkEye

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3D printed home
« on: January 18, 2014, 09:01:41 PM »


This could solve a few problems, but there again it may generate a load more .

"Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has come up with a 3D printer concept so massive that it can print an entire 2,500 square foot home, and it can do it in just 24 hours. The printer consists of two crane-like arms and a crossbeam which houses the printhead. By printing super quick drying cement, professor Khoshnevis believes the printer would be capable of completing a two-story building in just under a day".

http://www.dvice.com/2014-1-16/massive-3d-printer-concept-can-print-house-24-hours



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Re: 3D printed home
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 02:02:46 PM »

I can see this sort of thing being useful in a limited way.  I do recall the wonders of super fast cement being used in the late '60s, and a lot of people being fairly gainfully employed in the early '80s identifying structures built with the muck and replacing them.
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Re: 3D printed home
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 03:00:28 PM »

is this the guy who put this forward for printing structures on the Moon/Mars rather than taking large quanties of steel etc, just the adhesive and a pressurised tent, then print the building domes from the surrounding materials, the deeper the material is, the more likely it would stand up to holding the pressurised tent within.
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