The Printable Home

Engineers at USC have developed a new technique for '3-D printing' houses.
September 4, 2008, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Called Contour Crafting, the system spits out layers of concrete to build a structure from the bottom up. Caterpillar is sponsoring Khoshnevis's research. From the Contour Crafting page:

Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures 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, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning. The potential applications of this technology are far reaching including but not limited to applications in emergency, low-income, and commercial housing."

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Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in Boing Boing
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