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New house in 24 hours

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posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 06:19 PM
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Just seen this on "Daily Planet", truly awesome developement coming soon. This guy here has invented a way to build a full size house in 24 hours, at less than half the cost.

www.pathnet.org...

This project addresses a novel construction automation approach using a layered fabrication process called Contour Crafting (CC) that has been developed at the University of Southern California. The process aims at automated construction of whole houses as well as sub-components. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run.

www.east.isi.edu...

The materials can be plaster, concrete, adobe, plastic or even wood particles mixed with epoxy into a paste. Guided by computer programming based on analysis of CAD-CAM representations, the Contour Crafting nozzle-and-trowel system molds these materials into shape while semi-liquid.

No labor costs and way less waste and eco damage. He has a full scale functioning prototype at NASA now the show said. Can see this being used after a disaster like a hurricane. Hope this takes off.




posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 06:34 PM
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I've heard of this before Machine Design magazine had an article about it last year. There is one major stumbling block to it becoming mainstream. That is the builder's unions. Any idea how many people that this would put out of work?



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