Do you remember our post on the world’s first 3D printed Canal House in Amsterdam? Well, if that project was estimated to be completed in a matter of months- an impressive achievement- a new colossal 3D printer is being planned as we speak, with the purpose of building a house in less than 24 hours. The master mind behind this impressive goal is Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis from The University of Southern California. According to MSN.com, the Professor has designed an ingenious robot that comes equipped with a nozzle, able to spew out concrete and can build a house based on a computer pattern.
The technology is known as Contour Crafting and has a major potential in the construction industry. Moreover, the innovation could lower the cost of house construction, making it possible for more people to own a home: “At the dawn of the 21st century [slums] are the condition of shelter for nearly one billion people in our world”, says Khoshnevis, This new system could turn things around for the better. The idea is taken even further: “Contour Crafting technology has the potential to build safe, reliable, and affordable lunar and Martian structures, habitats, laboratories, and other facilities before the arrival of human beings“. Have a look at the video at the end of the post for more details on this discovery and tell us what you think!