Jump to content

3d printing buildings. Again

Benson Shaw

Recommended Posts

  • 1 year later...

More on this topic:

Here is link to YouTube retrieval of a TEDTalk showing a prototype actually "printing" concrete walls (researcher calls it excreting). Full scale prototype shown operating near the end:

Tedtalk is by Behrokh Khoshnevis, director of a Univ of Southern California CRAFT project:



This one is just for fun. 3d printing with custom CAD of shapes which viewed at correct angle realize MC Escher fantasies:



Link to comment

Hey, SBG - 5 days and $10K for walls & floors sounds good. The developers should be all over it for 3 story duplex and cottage projects. But, I don't think I've seen any new tilt up detached residences. It's all stick frame around here. Or are these concrete homes undesirable despite the construction savings?

I can't predict viability of this emerging technology. I just like the idea of it. Freeform buildings, customized per owner whim. CAD on the fly. And the gantry track can be repurposed as a neighborhood transit system (more likely a kiddie ride or lawn mower impediment).


Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...