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Old 01-09-2014, 10:43 PM   #21
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Can it print a sense of humor?
LOL....Check mate.
I thought he was serious because of the ones above that were so baffled by the technology.

I'll shut up now.
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I understand that it is still in development and that there are alot of things to get worked out so it could be used in the field. Just wondering about rebar or is there some kind of concrete that could be used that doesn't need rebar? It does look like science fiction but in the last 30-40 years I have seen alot of science fiction become common every day things.
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I understand that it is still in development and that there are alot of things to get worked out so it could be used in the field. Just wondering about rebar or is there some kind of concrete that could be used that doesn't need rebar? It does look like science fiction but in the last 30-40 years I have seen alot of science fiction become common every day things.
They did say it was fiber reinforced concrete at some point in the video. Heck there are still Adobe huts standing that were built hundreds of years ago (maybe). Those had grass and straw as their "fiber reinforcement". I think some quick drying high PSI concrete with fiber in it might just last longer....but then again what do I know. Seems pretty promising and cool nonetheless.

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If we went back just 20 years and you told me that I would be designing cabinetry with a computer and that computer would instruct a robotic machine to process all the panels for those electronic images, I would have thought your feet were in the clouds.

I've been doing just that for about seven years now.

This type of technology is here to stay and great minds of my kid's generation are only going to push it into areas I can't even imagine.

So videos like this intrigue me and pushes my imagination towards new ideas and creativity. That's not all bad, right?
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I guess I am trying to figure out if the cost to have, store, move, and remove the machinery to do this offsets the costs of laying the brick..

As cool as it looks, I don't think it compares to CNC... imagine having to take your CNC from job-site to job-site...

There's more to it on this one...
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I guess I am trying to figure out if the cost to have, store, move, and remove the machinery to do this offsets the costs of laying the brick..

As cool as it looks, I don't think it compares to CNC... imagine having to take your CNC from job-site to job-site...

There's more to it on this one...
So we are still in the feet in the clouds stage. There are some challenges involved, no doubt.

Can you imagine the push back the first nail gun salesman got? Amp that up a bit.

Interesting concept though.
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So we are still in the feet in the clouds stage. There are some challenges involved, no doubt.

Can you imagine the push back the first nail gun salesman got? Amp that up a bit.

Interesting concept though.
OH, I'm digging the concept, just don't see how that plays out in the real world... At a minimum, they have to get it there and back, get it leveled out on the lot, clean-up, supervision, break-downs, clogs, weather, etc...

While I see the potential, I guess I don't see how it would be more cost effective... not convinced the squiggling lines in between will result in a stronger product. Seems like a potential for fracture points...

But I am totally digging 3-D printers...
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OH, I'm digging the concept, just don't see how that plays out in the real world... At a minimum, they have to get it there and back, get it leveled out on the lot, clean-up, supervision, break-downs, clogs, weather, etc... While I see the potential, I guess I don't see how it would be more cost effective... not convinced the squiggling lines in between will result in a stronger product. Seems like a potential for fracture points... But I am totally digging 3-D printers...
This is how I feel about it. Great concept but as we know most concepts never turn into much. 3d printers without a doubt are the way of the future for certain products. Just not homes for a long time.

I think we would have robot block layers before 3d printed houses.
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This is how I feel about it. Great concept but as we know most concepts never turn into much. 3d printers without a doubt are the way of the future for certain products. Just not homes for a long time. I think we would have robot block layers before 3d printed houses.
This is my thought as well. Not just drone block layers, but lots of other trades as well. Painters, siding, roofers, concrete. While it may be hard to imagine houses designed today being completed by drones I could see a few modifications making it rather easy. You would still need a few people to run the drones and perhaps do details.
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This is my thought as well. Not just drone block layers, but lots of other trades as well. Painters, siding, roofers, concrete. While it may be hard to imagine houses designed today being completed by drones I could see a few modifications making it rather easy. You would still need a few people to run the drones and perhaps do details.
And then one drone to manage the people running the drones....and one guy to control that drone. Don't forget the associated work comp costs for your drones that want to sue you when they break down on the job.

Illegal drones...
Drones drunk on the job...
Drones with attitude...

Sorry...getting off topic.
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I don't look at that video and think that is what the machine needs to look like.

It could be as simple as setting up an overhead pump truck. One arm with a five axis head on the end. All the controls feeding off a bank of lasers as weigh points. I really don't know but something like that would be way easier to get there and set up.

Rebar? If you were allowed to stab them in wet, you could do it in lifts to a bond beam coarse. Get your verticals and a horizontal run in while you grout each lift. Just an idea. Bet you guys have a better one.

Tons of issues to think through but the thoughts need to reach beyond that cartoon video.
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If we went back just 20 years and you told me that I would be designing cabinetry with a computer and that computer would instruct a robotic machine to process all the panels for those electronic images, I would have thought your feet were in the clouds.

I've been doing just that for about seven years now.

This type of technology is here to stay and great minds of my kid's generation are only going to push it into areas I can't even imagine.

So videos like this intrigue me and pushes my imagination towards new ideas and creativity. That's not all bad, right?
I would have told you to come to my shop & I will show it to you.

I bought my 1st Gerber 20 years ago.

Within 6 months it was running 24 hrs. a day.

I was doing more work with it for other cabinetmakers than we were for our shop.

I still don't know how to use them, but I have enough people that do.
My wife thinks sometimes that, because she knows how to run them, is the only reason I keep her.

I tell her that is not true, because she is the most expensive employee I have. I could hire 5 people for what she costs me.

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