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The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours

The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

 

The University of Southern California is testing a giant 3D printer that could be used to build a whole house in under 24 hours.

 

Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has designed the giant robot that replaces construction workers with a nozzle on a gantry, this squirts out concrete and can quickly build a home according to a computer pattern. It is “basically scaling up 3D printing to the scale of building,” says Khoshnevis. The technology, known as Contour Crafting, could revolutionise the construction industry.


The affordable home?

 

Contour Crafting could slash the cost of home-owning, making it possible for millions of displaced people to get on the property ladder. It could even be used in disaster relief areas to build emergency and replacement housing.  For example, after an event such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, which has displaced almost 600,000 people, Contour Crafting could be used to build replacement homes quickly.

 

It could be used to create high-quality shelter for people currently living in desperate conditions. “At the dawn of the 21st century [slums] are the condition of shelter for nearly one billion people in our world,” says Khoshnevis, “These buildings are breeding grounds for disease a problem of conventional construction which is slow, labour intensive and inefficient.”

 

 

As Khoshnevis points out, if you look around you pretty much everything is made automatically these days – “your shoes, your clothes, home appliances, your car. The only thing that is still built by hand are these buildings

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Nasry Says Hi's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:17 AM

They're planning on using 3D printing to duplicate organs and replace parts of the body lost during an accident or even printing limbs for handicaps. 

 

Here in Singapore, where most is usually reasonably priced, there are only two things that stand out as expensive: Homes and Cars.

 

We don't have to bother much about cars;  just take public transport.

 

Homes, on the other hand, are so expensive that its even seen as a luxury to be able to buy one. even as the market prices are falling, It is still very hard to get one at a decent price.

 

Even worse off are the more unfortunate people who are unable to find a home after their home lease has expired, etcetera. So instead of these 3D printers just laying around waiting for use, just have one make a block of flats. It would take just a little while longer,maybe a week or so, but imagine how many people would benefit from just that.

 

Singapore, being the fourth richest nation, there is not much that we cant buy. so why not just get a few of these printers exclusively for this purpose?

 

Who knows, maybe with this new home, the more unfortunate residents can have a decent environment to live, learn and perhaps contribute to making Singapore a better place.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Building

The World’s First 3D Printed Building | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

 

In a small shed on an industrial park near Pisa is a machine that can print buildings. The machine itself looks like a prototype for the automotive industry.

 


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Printable houses are coming | KurzweilAI

Printable houses are coming | KurzweilAI | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
The first “printed homes” will be coming soon, says World Future Society blogger Thomas Frey.

One construction technology that has great potential for low-cost, customized buildings is “contour crafting — a form of 3D printing that uses robotic arms and nozzles to squeeze out layers of concrete or other materials, moving back and forth over a set path to fabricate a large component....


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Navy Helps Fund 3D Printing of Buildings

Navy Helps Fund 3D Printing of Buildings | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

 

Add to guns and prosthetic hands something much bigger and heavier forming from the nozzle of a 3D printer -- buildings “printed” out of.

 


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Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings

Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

It is amazing how quickly the technologies around 3D printing have been developing over the last couple of years. Not only are we seeing Moore's Law-like increases in the speeds of these prints, all the while prices are dropping substantially, but entirely new innovative approaches seem to emerge each day.


For instance, we have already seen 3D printing drones, combo 3D printer/CNC machines,  a 3D printing assembly line, and all sorts of crazy new ways to print with food. Today a unique, but quite innovative approach to 3D printing has been unveiled by a team of researchers at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), based in Barcelona, Spain.

 

One problem with 3D printers today, is that their build envelopes are limited by the size of the actual printer. In order to print a house, you need a 3D printer which is larger than that house. This severely limits the utility of any one device, and equates to substantial costs for any person or company trying to print on a large scale. A team of researchers, led by Sasa Jokic, and Petr Novikov at IAAC, and includes Stuart Maggs, Dori Sadan, Jin Shihui and Cristina Nan, have invented and worked diligently on a method of printing large scale objects, such as buildings, with mobile 3D printing robots they call Minibuilders.

 

The Minibuilder lineup consists of three different robotic devices, each with dimensions no larger than 42cm. Despite their small size, they are capable of printing buildings of almost any proportion. All three robots, all responsible for different functions, are required during any large 3D printing project. Working together these Minibuilders are able to produce large scale 3D prints without the need for a large scale 3D printer.


Although the technology may not have been perfected, researchers have put in place a stepping stone for a new method of printing buildings and other large object, which we are sure will continue to develop.


What do you think about this new 3D printing system? Could you see large buildings and homes eventually using a technology like this? Let us know in the Minibuilder forum thread at 3DPB.com.



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3D Printing Explained for Teachers

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RT @LISDTechTimes: 3D Printing Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xePXAcSR5J via @medkh9

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3ders.org - Neri Oxman who plans to ‘3D print’ buildings wins Vilcek Prize | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Neri Oxman who plans to ‘3D print’ buildings wins Vilcek Prize | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design.


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The race to build the first 3D-printed building

The race to build the first 3D-printed building | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

 

Would you live in a house that came out of a printer? Would you prefer concrete, or plastic? Biodegradable, or weather resistant? Canal house or futuristic spider's nest?

 


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This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends

This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

Add a comment29745210123d printed house 3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger.Instead of pumping out small plastic parts with a desktop-sized printer, these guys print out prefabricated living structures out of concrete using a massive, building-sized 3D printing machine.Now, to be sure, 3D printing houses isn’t a particularly new thing. Companies have embraced the idea of additive manufacturing since before the term “3D printing” had even entered the popular vernacular. For this reason, it’s not the houses that WinSun creates that are impressive — it’s the blistering pace at which it creates them. Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours.Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/giant-3d-printer-can-build-10-prefab-homes-24-hours/#ixzz2zIzrhwwrFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook


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Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:10 PM

Technology for human kind!!!

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The World’s First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome) | TechCrunch

The World’s First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome) | TechCrunch | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it's only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch far beyond DIY at-home projects.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:21 PM

It's very interesting and nobody will doubt that this is an Architects work. I'm just not sure i would live in this peace of Art. - 

However, it's just an example and the possibilities are endless and i sure like that. :-)

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United Earth Builders are 3D Printing Earthbag Houses - 3DPrint.com

United Earth Builders are 3D Printing Earthbag Houses - 3DPrint.com | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
United Earth Builders are 3D Printing Earthbag Houses
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Over the last year and a half we have seen several different methods of 3D printing large structures, such as homes.
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Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day with construction ...

Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day with construction ... | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
News: Chinese materials firm Yingchuang New Materials has reportedly produced 10 3D-printed buildings in 24 hours, using a custom-built machine that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement (+ slideshow).
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