Tag: 3d printing

Innovation in Architecture, Construction, Real Estate and Transportation

3d print directly with pelletized materials

Open Source Pellet Extruder Universal Pellet Extruder brings pellet 3D printing close to people. Many 3D printer users are used to buy large rolls of filament, but how about ditching the rolls of filament for plastic pellets?! As always, RichRap wants to maintain his project as part of the open-source community. So, all of the…
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Scoot Quad – the First Four-Wheel Vehicle

Sarah Buhr meets with Mike Waltman, VP of Fleet at Scoot, to check out the Quad. Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the streets of San Francisco. Starting today, Scoot members have the option to rent one of these…
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A Motorcycle that Can Change the Industry

A San Francisco start-up has developed a car that could be a game changer for the automotive industry. Lit Motors’ C-1 bridges the gap between a car and a motorcycle, providing the safety of a car without the high ongoing costs of ownership. Because the vehicle is electric, commuting costs are negligible: “You can get…
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FLEX 3D Printing technology allows users to print directly with pelletized materials

FLEX Technology Fused Layer Extrusion (FLEX) 3D Printing technology allows users to print directly with pelletized materials – this means vastly more material options than many current 3D printers, at a significantly reduced cost. At its core, FLEX is inspired by proven technology from the plastics industry, but with new features and innovations that make…
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Adapting a CNC Machine to 3D print concrete mix, clay, and recycled materials

VAST – Versatile Additive Systems & Technologies We are a team of motivated professionals operating a sustainable construction business using eco-friendly materials: wood, cellulose fiber, concrete mix, clay, and local recycled materials. Our VAST additive manufacturing technology allow our big printers to be adapted for turning easily from one to another of various 3D printing…
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RoboVAST 3D Printer for House Building Project

Model 1 – Based on Kuka Robot Model 2 – Based on Maeda Mobile Crane Maeda are the smallest cranes in the range get into almost impossible places and uses. They are slender enough to fit through a standard doorway of a house, have enough power to complete heavy lifts, while retaining excellent maneuverability and…
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Sustainable buildings

Rapid 3D Printing of Sustainable Homes

Rapid 3D Printing of Sustainable and Affordable Homes – Project’s Summary – Presented by: Teodor Miroslav Muntean, entrepreneur involved in small business management and consulting since 1990 and in sustainable building business by 3D printing since 2013. Description: We consider that construction 3D printing by using composite clay and/or concrete mix is a way to…
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Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-Proof Building?

Architecture is tapping into 3D printing technology in a major way through the production of building elements and structural components. Recent developments have also begun to work on creating seismically resistant structures. California-based architecture firm Emerging Objects has developed a design called the Quake Column, which draws on the ancient Incan building technique known as…
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3D-Printing Earthquake-Proof Towns, Brick by Brick

The looping path returns again and again, tracing precise geometric patterns. Some fall back on the shapes that preceded them, as if being woven together; others accrete to form new layers. Eventually, an object emerges – a tabletop vase, a piece of avant-garde furniture, sometimes an entire building. Designers Ronald Rael at the University of…
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Cal-Earth’s Eco Dome Architecture

Driving through a suburb of Boston, listening to Studio 360 on NPR discuss the environmental, safety and economic advantages of these eco-dome houses, I thought: “Sure, those are great in the California desert which already resembles a planet from Star Wars, but could homes like this (which I must say, appear really quite livable) ever…
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