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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    here is an exert from an article i recently read on 3D Printing. we discussed this a little a while back and I thiught it was interesting. I had said this would be happening some day.

    An all-printed house may be closer than you think. “Construction is the last human endeavor that isn’t automated,” says Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California, who is working to change that situation. Khoshnevis is the inventor of Contour Crafting, a supersized application of 3D printing aimed at producing entire concrete buildings.

    “So far, my funding is from NASA,” which hopes to use the technology in building that Mars base, Khoshnevis explains. But if all goes to plan, the effort will also support development of an earthbound house printer. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” he says, “but if there is sufficient funding, in two years I will make the first machines available for commercial use.”

    the link to the full article

    http://www.customhomeonline.com/design/3d-printers-are-about-to-change-your-life.aspx?dfpzone=home

    #114711

    I personally thinks its cool, but if they mainstream that…we are all in serious trouble.

    Now, I like what they said about it building an outpost on say Mars. Now that’s interesting enough.

    #114714

    Nyx
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    Pittsburgh, PA

    I dont think it’s impossible, but the list of questions just goes on and on and on. where do you start ? It’s like creating materials and putting them together all in one step; weird.

    #114776

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    they say they can do it with concrete. I would see metallic inks used to create wiring in the walls as it prints them. the concrete would use lightweight aggregates and could be a type of insulating concrete and a thin outside layer would be printed to waterproof it.

    I definitely see this someday.

    #114780

    Thatkid
    Pro

    It sounds possible but hopefully it never replaces all of us.

    #114786

    so you’d need a giant printer like the size of a house? how much would one of these cost and who would be able to afford one?

    #114787

    NJBuilder
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    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Should be fun to remodel. Lol

    #114800

    Lakelover
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    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    I could see components being made. You could have a basic utlites room then just add on.

    Ceiling would be a pain to print in place.

    #115419

    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Just a bunch of robots, think of like robots on cranes like they build cars on assembly lines? planes, boats, etc…

    #115426

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    they already have cranes that work this way for setting steel on buildings. think of a bridge crane in a factory but computer controlled and with a print head instead of a hook.

    While it would be expensive, at one time carpenters thought a skill saw was expensive or an air nailer. If you look at the number of forklifts on home sites vs 30 years ago, it is evident that tools and equipment are replacing manpower all the time. This would be just the ultimate step.

    #115430

    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    I think it could happen with cookie-cutter houses, but I would think there are too many other custom homes to make it cost effective.

    Resident Sign Guy

    #115439

    Change will happen in the future as automation has made its way into every business. I am sure it is being used to shape wood more and more through CNC routers. Cuts that 10 years ago were all done my hand are now simply put the sheet good on the table and watch it go. I can see house construction going that route too.

    #115503

    Basically, it’s a giant cnc machine. Instead of cutting, it’s adding.

    #171733

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota
    #171906

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    The technology is coming. Many people are working on it. Us old guys probably have nothing to worry about, the twentysomethings well all I can say is keep up with the technology or get left behind.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #171909

    NJBuilder
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    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    The technology is coming. Many people are working on it. Us old guys probably have nothing to worry about, the twentysomethings well all I can say is keep up with the technology or get left behind.

    I don’t think we will print walls too soon.

    #173429

    Nyx
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    Pittsburgh, PA

    i think the term “printer” is really what makes it so amazing. We all know printers are a household commodity now, and if you can “print” a house then thats pretty amazing.

    #173546

    NJBuilder
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    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    i think the term “printer” is really what makes it so amazing. We all know printers are a household commodity now, and if you can “print” a house then thats pretty amazing.

    I suppose. I never understand how they know what to print on the paper anyway so both are the same to me lol.

    #173718

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    I don’t think we will print walls too soon.

    Don’t be so sure. This technology will grow by leaps and bounds probably a lot faster than we all think.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #174095

    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    i think the term “printer” is really what makes it so amazing. We all know printers are a household commodity now, and if you can “print” a house then thats pretty amazing.

    I suppose. I never understand how they know what to print on the paper anyway so both are the same to me lol.

    typically either ink or toner printers use a color combination to output a shade of specific color in very small areas and when the big picture comes out it looks like an image. really, thats all it is is an image on paper, very thin. these 3D printers are literally using building material of sorts and then printing in layers really. instead of ink, they may use a “concrete” kind of composite or something like that. Obviously that printer needs to be supplied with the raw materials and then its really just a machine doing the work of building or “printing” the page. The more into the details you get and the more elaborate it gets the less it sounds like a “printer” as we all know it. but thats just me talking.

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