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Contour Crafting is a construction technology that potentially reduces energy use and emissions by using a rapid-prototype or 3-D printing process to fabricate large components. Comprised of robotic arms and extrusion nozzles, a computer-controlled gantry system moves the nozzle back and forth, squeezing out layers of concrete or other material to fabricate a form. The ultimate goal is to print a house in a day while drastically reducing material and energy consumption.

Why Design Now?: Contour Crafting (by cooperhewitt)

Posted at 3:27am and tagged with: 3d printing, technology, tech,.

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    Some more really interesting 3D printing applications! With pictures! That are moving!
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    Printing a house in a day? Faster, Easier, Cheaper, Better. The power of the microchip!
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    Thats kinda cool!
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