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Title: The Science behind printing a 3D building in construction
Authors: Ghaffar, SH
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2018
Publisher: The Independent
Citation: The Independent, 23 June 2018 ( pp.)
Abstract: It’s often claimed that 3D printing – known in the trade as “additive manufacturing” – will change the way we live. Most recently, a team from Eindhoven University of Technology announced plans to build the “world’s first” habitable 3D printed houses. But it’s one thing to build small, prototype homes in a park – it’s quite another to successfully use additive manufacturing for large scale projects in the construction sector. Additive manufacturing uses a combination of materials science, architecture and design, computation and robotics. Yet in some ways, it’s not as futuristic as it sounds. The simple approach of layer-wise construction – where building materials are layered on top of each other to create a facade – has already been practised for a long time in the construction sector, for example in conventional brick layering techniques.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/21417
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