Documentary about inventor of giant 3D printer that can print a house

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10 Responses to “Documentary about inventor of giant 3D printer that can print a house”

  1. Marc45 says:

    Do these printed houses come with underwater mortgages too?

  2. ahecht says:

    A group at USC has been doing this since at least 2002.

  3. Lobster says:

    I thought we could already print houses.  My refrigerator came in one.

  4. gaiapunk says:

    Please be sure to support this awesome film via Flattr:
    https://flattr.com/thing/417816/The-Man-Who-Prints-Houses

  5. Roy Trumbull says:

    Edison was there first. He made the first high quality Portland cement with consistent particle size. He invented a scheme to pour a house without voids and accommodate the plumbing and electrical. Some of these houses survive to this day.

    • dinien says:

      Roy, we are talking about digital manufacturing. Edison applyed a 3D layering process, that is fine, but not  using a computer.  

  6. katkins says:

    I could have sworn I saw something on really large scale concrete printing in Germany…  can’t find it now, but there are a lot of similar things going on out in the world…

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/01/concrete_building_printers/ 

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/08/caterpillar-inc-funds-viterbi-print.html 

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/16/business/realestate/main2487598.shtml 

    And there’s this in England:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfbhdZKPHro

    • dinien says:

      Nice rendering. Also nice partitioning walls. But did already someone print a real house so far? I mean something like that?

  7. Learethak says:

    So… did anyone figure when the documentrary is going to be available?  Trailer is nice, and whetted my appetite.  However I did not glean any sort of “Coming Spring of 2012″ or similiar from the page.

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