Glasses, bone replacement, speaker, sculptures, miniature versions of ancient ships - 3D printers can now produce many very different things. But what a company in Shanghai has now managed is very impressive, and thanks to recent progress: This company has printed ten houses within a day.
The houses are relatively small: you only have one floor and a floor area of no more than four by six meters. According to the website "3ders.org" is a house cost about 4800 U.S. dollars. The company Shanghai winsun Decoration Design and Engineering have been working on the process for years.
The 3D printer is used segments of about 50 centimeters in width forth, which are erected vertically and then put together piece by piece. As printing material in liquid concrete, which the company wants to make from recycled building materials used. "There will be no waste in construction remain" winsun CEO Ma YiHe said loudly "3ders.org". Hundreds of such house segment printer should be set up throughout China.
Thus, the segments remain relatively light, the walls will not be printed as a massive, 30-cm-wide layers, but with large holes in between - similar cavity blocks. The original used a document created on the computer 3D model. Openings for windows, water or power lines could be easily taken into account.
With 3D printers, especially prototypes or objects are produced in small numbers so far. The material used are plastics, synthetic resins and metals used. The ability to make each object as a three-dimensional copy principle is not without risks for the economy. Market researchers warned recently warned that it thus had to adjust to a new wave of piracy, the rights holders billion could miss out on revenue. [Original Source]
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