Good news for the Sagrada Família team: researchers at the University of Southern California are working a 3D printing method that will be able to build a 2,500-square-foot house in only 20 ...Read More »
3D Printing in Construction
3D printing in construction, also known as contour crafting or building printing, is what many believe the future of construction. The printing of buildings has a lot of potential advantages when compared to conventional construction methods. There are lower labor costs involved, construction can be done quicker and there is less to no waste produced. The concrete waste and failed prints that do occur can be reused as raw material for printing.
This technique can also be used for the construction of extraterrestrial structures on for instance the Moon or other planets where environmental conditions are less conductive to human labor-intensive building practices.
That 3D printing buildings is going to be a fact in the near future is no news but now this phenomenon is really taking shape. Contour Crafting (the term of 3D printing buildings) follows ...Read More »