Machine That Prints Buildings, A Stunning Innovation by Enrico Dini
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Machine That Prints Buildings, A Stunning Innovation by Enrico Dini

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Enrico Dini, an Italian designer and architect came up with the revolutionary idea of a machine that prints…buildings. His invention-a 3D printer momentarily located in Pisa, Italy- is said to look like a  “prototype for the automotive industry” and combines the functionality of computer architecture programs with the printer mechanism. Instead of paper, the material introduced in the machine is sand that is further on shaped in the desired form, computer-configured in advance. The designer says this process is “four times faster than conventional building, costs a third to a half as much as using Portland cement, creates little waste and is better for the environment.” Even though the design is able to “construct” relatively small projects,  Dini wants to take this idea further and stated: “What I really want to do is to use the machine to complete the Sagrada Familia.” -via Blueprint Magazine

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3 comments

  • dk March 19, 2010 at 05:54 AM Login to Reply →

    OLD NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3d printers have been around for a while u can even make a digital 3d model and order the printing online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-JOJ91p9Wc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4qiU9zq2oM WHAT’S IMPRESSIVE IN THIS CASE IS THE SIZE

  • Garage Doors Portland March 20, 2010 at 02:19 AM Login to Reply →

    Great concept. Price permitting, this machine could easily be every amateur designer’s favorite toy. I’m wondering how durable the output is – if I print a cabinet, can I use it and put books, tools, and other stuff in it?

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