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Wikihouse demonstrated how const. system can be used to easily print & build affordable shelter
PSFK ^ | May 17, 2012 | Emma Hutchings

Posted on 01/05/2013 5:09:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Open source house design community WikiHouse demonstrated their construction system at Milan Design Week, providing a visual update on the project. Their goal is to make it possible for anyone to download and print a timber structure using a CNC milling machine, and then fit the pieces together to build an affordable house ready for cladding, wiring, insulation and plumbing...

(Excerpt) Read more at psfk.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science; The Guild
KEYWORDS: construction; houses; housing; printable
I wonder if survival shelters of different kinds could be built in a similar way?
1 posted on 01/05/2013 5:09:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No nails?


2 posted on 01/05/2013 5:14:55 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void

No need - you can pick up a CNC milling machine from ebay for cheap! /s ;-D


3 posted on 01/05/2013 5:25:00 PM PST by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t matter, the government will not allow the private sector to create affordable housing. They’ll use building codes or whatever they have to, to ensure that housing remains inherently expensive to serve the obsolete special interests, and to provide a role for the government to subsidize housing.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 5:47:03 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are small and simple structures. Conventional framing in this application is easier, quicker and potentially stronger. This is not an ideal application for CNC.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 6:26:43 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it’s not “printed” it’s milled from dimensional lumber not “timber”.

No need for a CNC machine, the project shown in the pictures could be done with a router, by hand.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 8:40:49 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: LifeComesFirst
Doesn’t matter, the government will not allow the private sector to create affordable housing. They’ll use building codes or whatever they have to, to ensure that housing remains inherently expensive to serve the obsolete special interests, and to provide a role for the government to subsidize housing.

I remember my dad saying that plastic pipe was against code in Chicago; it's too easy to install, and put the union plumbers out of work.

7 posted on 01/05/2013 9:26:46 PM PST by IncPen (Read the Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

iPing for later


8 posted on 01/05/2013 9:37:00 PM PST by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like they built the ladder the same way.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 9:52:33 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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