Saturday, February 10, 2007

Print your house in a day

" (...) Perhaps you've used those programs that let you design your dream house, creating a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file. Not quite ready to take up the hammer and start building? Can you imagine a device large enough to let you "print" your house right straight from the drawings?

Behrokh Khoshnevis (USC Engineering) has been perfecting his contour crafter. The material used is a semi-liquid quick-setting, concrete-like compound. The system is able to make calls to onsite experts for insertion of plumbing and wiring as the construction effort proceeds."

Read the full article "Contour Cratfing: 3D House Printer" at Technovelgy. Thanks Bill Christensen.

Seen an example:

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