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Binman4OSU

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A Chinese construction company name WinSun has developed a 500ft long 3D printer.

They recently unveiled a 6 story apartment building they built with it, and 11,840 sq ft mansion, and was able to successfully print 10 single family homes in less than 24 hours with it.

They say the production time is reduced by 50-70% vs traditional construction and reduce construction waste by 30-60% with the process.

The 11,840 sqft mansion was printed at a cost of $161,000

http://time.com/3674557/3d-printed-...3674557/3d-printed-apartment-building-winsun/
 

Binman4OSU

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I don't think some people understand how important 3d printing is to the advancement of the human race. It is up there with flight
It is currently being researched to be used on Multi Month manned missions to other planets that will allow food to be powdered and stored for months if not years and then 3D print food, 3D printed tools needed to make repairs or parts for repairs (saw one where they 3D print a rachet and sockets and use it to remove and put on bolts) on spacecraft which may have breakdowns, 3D printers can now print their own parts for upgrades when they need to be upgraded.

It is quite amazing and a HUGE leap forward for mankind as they get it nailed down
 

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It is currently being researched to be used on Multi Month manned missions to other planets that will allow food to be powdered and stored for months if not years and then 3D print food, 3D printed tools needed to make repairs or parts for repairs (saw one where they 3D print a rachet and sockets and use it to remove and put on bolts) on spacecraft which may have breakdowns, 3D printers can now print their own parts for upgrades when they need to be upgraded.

It is quite amazing and a HUGE leap forward for mankind as they get it nailed down
I've always wondered about this. If the 3d printer is broken, how can it print its own replacement parts? ;)
 

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It is currently being researched to be used on Multi Month manned missions to other planets that will allow food to be powdered and stored for months if not years and then 3D print food, 3D printed tools needed to make repairs or parts for repairs (saw one where they 3D print a rachet and sockets and use it to remove and put on bolts) on spacecraft which may have breakdowns, 3D printers can now print their own parts for upgrades when they need to be upgraded.

It is quite amazing and a HUGE leap forward for mankind as they get it nailed down
The possibilities are endless. It could be used to help build capital class ships in outer space for use of interstellar flight. Not to mention allowing for life on other planets to grow without constant support from earth.
 

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Get inside a 3d printed airplane and take off. I dare you. :rolleyes:

Can't print everything. There is no replacement for human expertise on some things.
GE is already 3D printed 85,000 fule nozzles for the Leap Jet Engine

GE has also invested $3.5 billion in its aerospace supply chain and part of that investment was to triple the size of their 3D printing staff and expand its factory by 400%.

Their 3D printed jet engine parts will go into full production this year

You might not get into a 3D printed plane but there is a VERY good chance you will get into a plane which jet engines have 3D printed parts

http://www.businessweek.com/article...electric-turns-to-3d-printers-for-plane-parts
 

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The engineer part of me knows plastics can be just as strong, if not stronger, than metals but it still weirds me out thinking about some of that stuff...
 

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This will advance and set back the human race like few things we have seen. It will allow for relatively inexpensive anything to the be manufactured essentially anywhere........while putting millions upon millions out of work.
 

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A fancy extruder, that is what 3d printing is, a fancy extruder. The technology has been here for years but not in this format and has been greatly improved upon.
 

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This will advance and set back the human race like few things we have seen. It will allow for relatively inexpensive anything to the be manufactured essentially anywhere........while putting millions upon millions out of work.
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