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Concrete-jet 'printers' to build houses, Moonbases in hours

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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Concrete-jet 'printers' to build houses, Moonbases in hours


www.theregister.co.uk

Most readers will be aware of so-called "3D printing" techniques, in which solid objects can be constructed automatically from computer models. Researchers in California intend to scale the process up radically, using "contour crafting" concrete extrusion to erect buildings in a matter of hours.
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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Automated construction work ? I think its a great idea, not sure how builders will feel though .

www.theregister.co.uk
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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:39 PM
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They can actually do it.

Robot machines that can spray houses, or anything else.

I saw one on the telly making a house, and that was a couple of years ago.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 03:20 PM
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That is pretty cool. Doesn't look all that bulky either relative to the structure being built.
All this talk about building on the surface of the moon still sounds like it would be full of holes unless built thick enough to withstand the occasional meteoroid impact:
Lunar Impact Monitoring




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