Giant Chinese 3D Printer Builds 10 houses in Just 1 Day

Simply incredible!

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By Mengjie, Xinhua News, April 25, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/m2ddtc7 | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

SHANGHAI, (Xinhua) — A private company in east China recently used a giant printer set to print out ten full-sized houses within just one day.

The stand-alone one-story houses in the Shanghai Hi-Tech Industrial Park look just like ordinary buildings. They were created using an intelligent printing array in east China’s city of Suzhou.

3d-printer-china 2The array consists of four printers that are 10 meters wide and 6.6 meters high and use multi-directional automated sprays. The sprays emit a combination of cement and construction waste that is used to print building walls layer-by-layer.

Ma Yihe, the inventor of the printers, said he and his team are especially proud of their core technology of quick-drying cement.

This technology allows for the printed material to dry rapidly. Ma has been cautious not to reveal the secrets of…

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