Saturday, January 11, 2014

Print yourself a house

Seriously, using 3D printing technology.  Apparently researchers in California have already designed a huge, rolling 3D printer that can build the skeletal structure of a house:
At The University of Southern California, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has built a colossal 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours. Khoshnevis's robot comes equipped with a nozzle that spews out concrete and can build a home based on a set computer pattern.
And the lead researcher on the project claims that this technology will actually create more jobs than it displaces.  More on this potentially revolutionary process here, including a fascinating 3-minute plus video showcasing the process itself. [ht: Mark Perry]