28 Jun '16, 2pm

3D-printed house in China can withstand an 8.0 earthquake

HuaShang Tenda is not the first company to claime they’ve 3D-printed a house . But they might be the first to have 3D-printed the entire thing at once, rather than printing and then assembling pieces. First the company erected the home’s frame, including plumbing pipes. Then they used a huge 3D printer they’ve been developing for many years to construct the house. They controlled the process via a computer program. The software includes four systems: one for “electronic ingredient formulating ,” one for mixing the concrete, one for transmission, and the last to 3D-print the structure.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/3d-printed-house-in-china-can-withst...

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