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Man Constructs 3D Printed Concrete Castle

Man Constructs 3D Printed Concrete Castle
Minnesotan contractor Andrey Rudenko is now the king of his castle; his 3D-printed concrete castle, that is. After completing a journey that took more than two years, Rudenko developed a customized 3D printer to extrude concrete and build a castle that he had designed himself. The entire structure is approximately 3 meters by 5 meters, which really makes it an amazing backyard fort rather than an actual livable structure. Extruding concrete to create 3D-printed buildings isn’t entirely novel. It has been proposed to quickly create inexpensive housing in poverty-stricken areas and even to build infrastructure on Mars before the arrival of astronauts. However, those buildings were designed to be fairly simple and lacked architectural details. Image credit: Andrey Rudenko, Total Kustom As a machine capable of extruding concrete wasn’t commercially available, Rudenko had to develop his own. The concrete was extruded in layers that were 3 cm wide and 1 cm thick.

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