Ming the Mechanic:
Robot house printer

The NewsLog of Flemming Funch
 Robot house printer2004-03-26 14:39
picture by Flemming Funch

According to New Scientist, a Southern California engineer, Behrokh Khoshnevis, has been working on a robot that can "print" houses. There are devices that are quite a bit like inkjet printers, but which output 3D models in plastic by building them from the bottom up, layer by layer, by spraying out little globs of plastic. This would be the same kind of idea, but it would be a bigger machine, and it might use a kind of concrete. They haven't actually worked out the perfect material yet, and he's collaborating with a company in Germany to find it. However, ironically, it seems that adobe, a traditional mix of mud and straw, could be quite suitable for this process. Wouldn't that be something.

The process is called "Contour Crafting". Other, more detailed, articles are here and here.

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic]



27 Mar 2004 @ 19:53 by Chris Hagglund @ : Adobe and Straw or ...
Hemp fibre? I wonder ... I bet hemp fibre could be used and would do very well. of course it isnt as abundant as mud ... yet.  

19 Apr 2004 @ 11:23 by MSadraii @ : Adobe and Straw or...
Well, you can always contribute whatever you think is useable or important on his website and through his fellows at USC...:)  

20 Dec 2014 @ 00:34 by Adonay @ : dGmcayQCoAZImlm
The World Biofuels Markets Congress Exhibition returns to Rotterdam for 2012 to once again bring toeghter the entire value chain of the biofuels industry to do business. Europes largest biofuels congress and exhibition provides the premier agenda of global biofuels thought leaders including sessions on: - aviation biofuels- advanced biofuels- global biodiesel finance- investment biorefinery platforms- energy crops- global bioethanol emerging markets- algae biogas transport fuel and more World Biofuels Markets conference is also co-located with two world-leading specialist events on March 13 14.  

4 Jan 2015 @ 14:11 by Kethan @ : fTgEiFTBQVAkIeANith
Fidnnig this post has solved my problem [link] [url=http://spyyjn.com]spyyjn[/url] [link=http://yruaypv.com]yruaypv[/link]  

17 Jan 2015 @ 11:42 by Janais @ : sResZHenUJIcrXidOCTW

Your Name:
Your URL: (or email)
For verification, please type the word you see on the left:

Other stories in
2007-12-26 21:19: LeWeb3
2007-07-04 23:14: Orbo free energy
2007-06-28 22:03: Wide-angle Immersive Stereoscope
2007-06-24 16:51: Spy box
2007-06-14 01:00: Photosynth
2007-04-25 14:01: Open source hardware
2007-03-22 16:33: The Air Car
2007-03-09 23:44: Web 2.0
2007-02-07 16:09: Talkr
2007-01-12 00:15: Open Source Desktop Fabricator

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic] [PermaLink]? 

Link to this article as: http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-001167.htm
Main Page: ming.tv