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Soon You Can Buy The World's First Commercial House 3D Printer for 9,800 ($16,000 USD)
International Business Times ^ | May 30, 2014 | Mary-Ann Russon

Posted on 05/31/2014 2:57:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Have you always wanted to try your hand at 3D-printing a building? Are you jealous of the Chinese architect who 3D-printed 10 houses in 24 hours?

Well, you might be interested in buying the world's first commercial house 3D-printer for £9,800 (€12,000, $16,000).

Slovenian firm BetAbram have designed a 3D printer capable of printing a house, and they plan to release it in August under the name BetAbram P3.

This 3D printer can print buildings measuring 12 sq m, and so far, the company has only produced miniature houses and sculptures with the printer.

BetAbram is also planning to release two other 3D printers in September that can print even larger structures, with the P2 printing structures measuring up to 72 sq m, while the P3 will print structures up to 144 sq m.

"We have already constructed all three types, but we are still developing software for BetAbram P2 and P1 printers," BetAbram told 3D Printer Plans.

"We haven't built a real house yet, because P2 and P1 printer software is still under development. It will be ready in September 2014 along with P2 and P1 printers."

In theory, these 3D printers could greatly help to bring affordable housing to people in developing countries. It's worth noting though that the 3D printer in China can print houses of up to 200 sq m.

Check out the video below to see the one of the 3D printers in action:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; housing; manufacturing

1 posted on 05/31/2014 2:57:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how much does an impeachment and indictment 3D printer cost ?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 3:10:43 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Winnahhhh !!!


3 posted on 05/31/2014 3:24:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t it a shame that this appears first in China instead of the United States? I guess there is too much bureaucratic red tape and permits and regulations and fees for some of our bright engineers to do it here. Pathetic.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m assuming this is for modular houses that one can put together?


5 posted on 05/31/2014 3:36:21 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

I don’t believe so, based on the other articles I’ve seen about similar schemes.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 3:37:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want to see a video of these things actually building a house. I’m curious if the foundation has to be built first before these things can start “printing”.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 3:39:45 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
bring affordable housing to people in developing countries

While low in carbon emissions, printing mud huts is probably not in the marketing plan.

8 posted on 05/31/2014 3:42:12 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sizes mentioned would be very small.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 3:46:55 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: kingattax

Does it come with a hangman and noose?????


10 posted on 05/31/2014 3:55:55 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Reeses

“bring affordable housing to people in developing countries”

Right. They can’t even bring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to these countries..,but hey, it feeeeeeeeeeels good.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$16k? Right, but how much are the ink cartridges?


12 posted on 05/31/2014 4:58:32 AM PDT by Jaxter (If the scandal buck doesn't stop on someone's desk it will eventually overtake Voyager I.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

(Mud hut upgrades from H.U.D. and debt slavery financing to economies of scale by banksters? What’s not to like?)

Very interesting. Thanks for posting. HOORAY Chinese engineers!


13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:05:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet, for both of these.

Large Enough to 3D Print a Boat or SUV, New Full Color Chinese 3D Printer is Unveiled
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3162077/posts


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:51:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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