US Marines construct the world's first 3D-printed barracks hut

A collaboration between the U.S. Marine Corps and the architects at SOM illustrates why most unlikely use of large-scale 3D printing makes the most sense. We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too.Read Full Story

US Marines construct the world's first 3D-printed barracks hut

Last month we reported on how researchers had used multiple mobile robots to print a large scale concrete structure. The continuous construct was maybe a foot high and several feet long. The ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Techspot

The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

A collaboration between the U.S. Marine Corps and the architects at SOM illustrates why most unlikely use of large-scale 3D printing makes the most sense. We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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