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3D Printer Could Construct a Whole House in 24 Hours [VIDEO]

We’ve seen a lot recently about 3D printers and what potential they will have in the future. Besides just making fancy Jello shots or other novelty items, the uses in the future for the 3D printer are pretty amazing. This video shows one of those uses.  The process, called contour crafting, will allow for this new technology to basically build anything. Here’s a description of the process as described in the video:

Contour Crafting is a construction technology that potentially reduces energy use and emissions by using a rapid-prototype or 3-D printing process to fabricate large components. Comprised of robotic arms and extrusion nozzles, a computer-controlled gantry system moves the nozzle back and forth, squeezing out layers of concrete or other material to fabricate a form. The ultimate goal is to print a house in a day while drastically reducing material and energy consumption.

Can you imagine how different construction would be if this was the process.  Yes, the finishing would still be done by hand. Someone would still paint the walls, hang the windows, and all that, but the basic construction could all be done in one day!

The process would essentially just involve workers laying down rails for the printer to ride along on, and the rest happens on it’s own.  Wow, we truly are living in the future!

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