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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Using Robots And Drones To 3D Print Buildings

We Could 3D Print Buildings Using Robots and Drones – Here’s How. (+Video)

The Conversation | February 15, 2016

These days, 3D printing is never far from the public eye. Its vast and imaginative array of applications is constantly growing, from life-saving medical implants to life-ending firearms. Now, architects and structural engineers have started experimenting with the technology in an effort to, quite literally, change the world we live in.
There’s no denying that 3D printing holds great potential for larger-scale projects such as buildings and bridges. It could realise complex shapes that would be unachievable using standard building techniques. It could modify existing structures, for example by putting more insulation onto outer walls, or more strength into stairwells. Taken to the extreme, a building could be printed with all its plumbing, pipework and electrical wiring already in place.


<more at; related links: (IASS2015 Annual International Symposium on Future Visions. The continuous development of design, analysis and construction techniques for the built environment and shell and spatial structures. 2015) and (Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living. May 17, 2013) and >

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