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I just read this interesting article on Businessinsider.com about the 3D printing of a house that could be done in 24 hours. Pretty neat to watch and makes me fear my job security (NOT!)

http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printer-builds-house-in-24-hours-2014-1

Note: They'll need to print in wiring and pipes....otherwise that'll be a pain to put into the walls afterwards... :laughing:

However...imagine the possibilities!
 

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Look up 3D printing...Google...Wikipedia, etc. They're making tons of stuff out of this technology now. Even talking about 3d printed ACTUAL LIVE body parts in the future..hearts, etc.
 

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Knuckle head... I'll gladly give you my perspective...More "progress" moving away from hands on craftsmanship and the knowledge needed to produce said craftsmanship:rolleyes:... right now is a great time for youth to learn some skills and become an invaluable asset in the near future.
 

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I still don't get it.
How big of a machine would it take to print a house? You would still have to load a bunch of different stuff in it.
Watch the video.

It's basically just making the shell out of concrete. The rest is up to... well....you. Or another machine to do the wiring... :laughing: :laughing:

But if you could do an entire shell in 24 hours!!! Geez!
 

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It is science fiction
Please tell me you're joking?!?!?

You ARE a knucklehead! No it isn't. You can buy a 3D printer from Sharper Image, you simpleton. Read up. It's being done...I've seen a 3D printer first hand in operation...this is just on a larger scale than the Sharper Image Version. It's being done at a school. Do you know what a school is? A University?
 

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Please tell me you're joking?!?!?

You ARE a knucklehead! No it isn't. You can buy a 3D printer from Sharper Image, you simpleton. Read up. It's being done...I've seen a 3D printer first hand in operation...this is just on a larger scale than the Sharper Image Version. It's being done at a school. Do you know what a school is? A University?
Okay...maybe not sharper image, but amazon, newegg.com, fry's electronics, etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...00003&ef_id=UsirNwAAAMWROKzn:20140110022638:s
 

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Please tell me you're joking?!?!?

You ARE a knucklehead! No it isn't. You can buy a 3D printer from Sharper Image, you simpleton. Read up. It's being done...I've seen a 3D printer first hand in operation...this is just on a larger scale than the Sharper Image Version. It's being done at a school. Do you know what a school is? A University?
He is saying its science fiction in the building house respect. It looks great in a lab because the machine dont have to pull onto a site that is 3ft deep in mud and the grade is 15ft out of level in 100ft and weather is controlled indoors and concrete can be mixed to exact specifications to allow it to cure fast enough so the next layers can go on quick enough. It would be like using a 3d printer under water. they just aint designed and wont ever be designed to function like that.

Just imagine setting this thing up. I bet by the time the machine was set up a good block laying crew would have 40% of the walls knocked out and the machine would still struggle to keep up with their speed.
 

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He is saying its science fiction in the building house respect. It looks great in a lab because the machine dont have to pull onto a site that is 3ft deep in mud and the grade is 15ft out of level in 100ft and weather is controlled indoors and concrete can be mixed to exact specifications to allow it to cure fast enough so the next layers can go on quick enough. It would be like using a 3d printer under water. they just aint designed and wont ever be designed to function like that.

Just imagine setting this thing up. I bet by the time the machine was set up a good block laying crew would have 40% of the walls knocked out and the machine would still struggle to keep up with their speed.
I hear you...however, it's in design, and you see it in process there. In the right place, they could bang out track homes in a flat desert lickity split...maybe. They're doing much more technical and crazy stuff with these machines nowadays than building houses.
 

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I hear you...however, it's in design, and you see it in process there. In the right place, they could bang out track homes in a flat desert lickity split...maybe. They're doing much more technical and crazy stuff with these machines nowadays than building houses.
Yeah they are def doing more advanced stuff with the 3d printers. only one material but still cool stuff. Just no where near in our lifetime will we see one of these building a house other than as some kind of test in a lab or a few one off across the country just as a gimmick. Nature alone would play havoc with a house being printed.
 

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Please tell me you're joking?!?!?

You ARE a knucklehead! No it isn't. You can buy a 3D printer from Sharper Image, you simpleton. Read up. It's being done...I've seen a 3D printer first hand in operation...this is just on a larger scale than the Sharper Image Version. It's being done at a school. Do you know what a school is? A University?
Can it print a sense of humor?
 
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