Shanghai’s 3D Printed…Buildings?

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A group of ten 3D printed houses, 200 square meters each recently appear[ed] in Shanghai, China. These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer.

[T]he company behind these 3D printed building, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co, said it has for years been working on developing the system and its materials.

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WinSun’s gigantic 3D printer is capable of printing entire building within hours. The “ink” it used is based on high-grade cement and glass fiber.

Like traditional 3D printers, the system carefully spills out those materials layer by layer, consistently building upward.

Via Next Big Future.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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