Story 2015-12-21 YDCH 3D Printing Technology to build 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours.

3D Printing Technology to build 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours.

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3D printing Technology is growing very fast upto the level of printing a building itself. A professor is working on technology named as Contour Crafting which can print an entire 2,500 sqft house in 20 hours.

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California (USC). He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics and mechatronics related related research projects. He was able to make a printhead that can extrude wet cement in such a way that the cement is able to keep its form as each successive layer is printed.

Using the Contour Crafting (CC) developed by Behrokh Khoshnevis , 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 professor believes that his technology would make the construction of efficient buildings so cheap and efficient that we could print houses for Millions of poor people living in slums across the world. And, this kind of building process will avoid the killings and injuries related to construction accidents.
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2013 article - any recent activity? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-12-22 08:22 (#YENJ)

Every now and then I've checked in on this after seeing it on /. in 2004 and again in 2012.

Has there been any progress? The site doesn't seem to have a "news" section. The USC site does have a blog, but it was last updated in 2008. I don't think they ever built their first full house.

Warning! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-12-23 12:50 (#YJPV)

Clicktrap! Oh, my eyes..

Re: Warning! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-12-24 11:11 (#YNHP)

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