posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 06:19 PM
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.
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.
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.