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The world’s largest Delta 3D printer can print nearly zero-cost housing out of mud. Posted Categories: Building Methods The future of affordable (and sustainable) housing may lie with 3D printing.

The world’s largest Delta 3D printer can print nearly zero-cost housing out of mud

The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) will soon unveil the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer that can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The massive 12-meter-tall (40 feet) BigDelta printer will make its official debut and show off its eco-friendly printing prowess tomorrow at “Reality of dream,” a three-day event in Massa Lombarda, Italy. Italian innovator Massimo Moretti launched WASP with the goal to “create a means for affordable fabrication of homes, and provide these means to the locals in poverty stricken areas.” 10 completely 3D printed houses appears in Shanghai, built under a day.

April 1, 2014 Back in 2011, University of Southern California Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis said new technology will soon allow massive 3D printers to build entire multi-level houses in under a day.

10 completely 3D printed houses appears in Shanghai, built under a day

A group of 3D printed houses, 200 m2 each, recently appears in Shanghai, China. These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer, and each costs only 30,000 RMB ($4,800). The company behind these 3D printed building, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co, said it has for years been working on developing the system and its materials. The company owns 77 national patents of construction materials, such as glass fiber reinforced gypsum and special glass fiber reinforced cement.

While Hobbyist models of 3D printers are currently available for only a few hundred dollars and lets users feed plastics and polymers into a machine, the company takes this technology to a bigger level. Delta Wasp the 3d printer for clay houses. Wasp-inspired 3D printer can build homes out of mud. Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp that builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti developed a way to create mud houses using 3D printing technology.

Wasp-inspired 3D printer can build homes out of mud

Traditionally, earthen houses are formed by hand in a laborious, tedious process. The world’s largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud. The future of affordable (and sustainable) housing may lie with 3D printing.

The world’s largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud

The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) has unveiled the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer, which can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The massive BigDelta printer stands 12 meters tall (40 feet), and it's nearly completed its first house at a cost of just 48 euros so far. Italian innovator Massimo Moretti launched WASP with the goal to “create a means for affordable fabrication of homes, and provide these means to the locals in poverty stricken areas.” Empresa italiana desenvolve impressora 3D que constrói casa em adobe – CicloVivo. 3D Printing: 2,500 Ft² House PRINTED in 20 Hours. Source: www.humansarefree.com | Original Post Date: November 15, 2013 – The second industrial revolution is here, thanks to a relatively new invention: the 3D printer.

3D Printing: 2,500 Ft² House PRINTED in 20 Hours

This amazing technical achievement can be used in most of the fields one can think of, with unparalleled financial and time-saving advantages. Using 3D Printers To Generate Villages Of Houses. Rome wasn't built in a day, but a village of 10 houses created out of 3D printed concrete parts has been constructed in just one day in Shanghai, China.

Using 3D Printers To Generate Villages Of Houses

And the even better news? Each one only cost around $5000. Oh, and they’re partly made out of recycled waste, too. The company that built the structures, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co, spent years perfecting the system which allowed them to achieve this impressive feat. They used a pretty hefty 150 meter long, 10 meter wide and 6 meter deep printer to generate the concrete constituents, which were then assembled together into small but sturdy buildings. The material used to construct the parts is a mixture of high grade cement, recycled construction waste and industrial waste, which is then reinforced with glass fibers. The software used to design the parts also allows for the addition of things like plumbing and windows which can be added on after the building is erected. Images via 3ders.org. A 3-D Printed House?

Well, this may well be the coolest video you see today.

A 3-D Printed House?

It’s a TEDx talk from a fellow named Behrokh Khoshnevis, who is a professor of engineering at USC, where he directs something called the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies. CRAFT has stated as its grand challenge “building a custom-designed house in a day while drastically reducing the costs, injuries, waste and environmental impact associated with traditional construction techniques.” The applications of such rapid-fire housing are endless: affordable housing for the poor; “extraterrestrial buildings constructed from in situ materials”; emergency FEMA-style housing, and the like. But don’t listen to me–listen to the guy who’s trying to make it a reality. If you’re short on time and want to focus on the tech, hop ahead towards the 4-minute mark. And if you’re really pressed for time, let me call out some of the most exciting things the professor says here, with a few little glosses of my own. Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

WASP's Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay. Italy’s WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) aims to help the world’s impoverished by 3D-printing sustainable dwellings using all natural materials.

WASP's Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

Unveiled at the Maker Faire Rome, the portable 3D printer called the Delta can be transported to areas in need to print homes on site. The printer works with locally-sourced materials like mud and fiber to create structurally sound homes with a culturally-sensitive, vernacular aesthetic. Unlike other 3D printing companies, WASP has turned its attention to natural and local materials, rather than quick printing plastics, to create healthy new homes.

Their new home-printer is a tall three-armed machine, which is held together with lightweight ratcheting straps and can be assembled in two hours. When disassembled, it can easily be transported in a vehicle, enabling it to travel from place to place with ease. The world’s largest Delta 3D printer can print nearly zero-cost housing out of mud. This 3D Printer Can Build 10 Houses A Day For $5,000 Each. Thank you for subscribing!

This 3D Printer Can Build 10 Houses A Day For $5,000 Each

For $5,000 and ten hours you can now buy a 3D printed house. “The days of lengthy, inefficient, and costly construction projects could be coming to an end. Private inventor Ma Yihe designed a 3D printer that built ten houses in a single day! The china based company building and research center are all constructed of 3D printed walls. The building walls are energy efficient and made of recycled construction waste and mortar. “Not only is the printer environmentally ideal but it potentially has the ability to produce sound low cost housing for poverty stricken communities. Learn more here.