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3D Printing: An Affordable Solution for World's Housing Crisis
CIO Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Staff

Posted on 08/09/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Since time immemorial, mankind has always been in a constant state of evolution, through various innovative ideas, ground-breaking discoveries, and technologies. While technologies like war machines and drones play havoc in human civilization, there are certain technologies that aid in the betterment of our kind. One such technology is 3D Printing. What started as an experiment by Charles Hull in the early 80's, as a means for hardening tabletop coatings, 3D Printing has become a thriving multi-million dollar industry, with a potential for impacting innovations through all walks of our lives.

On March 2017, in the backdrops of a quaint Russian town, technicians of Apis Cor, a 3D Printing company, decided to produce a 3D Printed home within a short span of time - 24 hours. This breakthrough is transforming the housing industry, with its revolutionary cost-effective solutions. 3D Printing Companies across the globe are contemplating how to use this technology to aid developing countries in building cheap, sustainable and affordable homes. Firms like DUS Architects and New Story, are building housings with local, recycled raw materials, have slashed down the manufacturing cost, creating a revolution in the housing industry.

Due to overpopulation, there has been a mass housing shortage in various developing countries, and 3D Printing has become an answer to the prayers of countless refugees and street people across the world. With affordable homes that can be built in a very short duration of time, inventive possibilities of 3D Printing are limitless in the housing industry.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; construction; housing
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1 posted on 08/09/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are LIVING in Star Trek. You mentioned that Star Trek predicted replicators. People haven’t even considered what kind of construction projects you could remotely program a robot to do in tandem with this. A 3D printer could build basic materials, and a robot could assemble them with amazing speed.


2 posted on 08/09/2018 11:43:56 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A US military contractor patented [or was it merely a copyright?] exclusive rights to 3D printing of diamonds. We will have customized diamond-plated armor soon for tanks, choppers, jets, flak jackets, ship hulls. Unless something lighter and stronger comes up.

Further, we will have a robotic space colony and moon base equipped with 3D printers. Much easier logistically. You can transmit detailed instructions. Anything possible at that point. New alloys for example with zero gravity.


3 posted on 08/09/2018 11:47:40 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

These people make it sound like a 3D printer can create anything from nothing. As for all the hysteria over the dreaded “3D gun,” I want to see a 3D printer produce a semi-automatic pistol with a precision machined steel barrel and firing pin.


4 posted on 08/09/2018 11:50:07 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another use of 3d printers is replacement parts and custom repairs. Antiques [including weapons] maintained indefinitely. You might need a robot in some cases though since only one kind of molecule can be printed at a time, at least until that is overcome.


5 posted on 08/09/2018 11:50:33 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: Cobra64

A printer can make individual parts so long as it’s the same kind of molecule. Some assembly would be required.


6 posted on 08/09/2018 11:52:20 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine a gigantic menu people could browse through. Custom offices, for example. [Or bunkers.]


7 posted on 08/09/2018 11:54:17 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: Impy; SunkenCiv

A home printed in 24 hours. Imagine the potential to customize with a giganic menu listing.


8 posted on 08/10/2018 12:01:03 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: Cobra64

What about a 3D printed customized flak jacket made of pure diamond? Already developed the tech.


9 posted on 08/10/2018 12:06:28 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Never forget that Obama enabled drug runners into US for Iran.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

This company can build move-in ready houses using a 3D printer | Your Morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1sOnlPMqtY


10 posted on 08/10/2018 12:27:24 AM PDT by Norski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zoning building codes and over regulation is a major cause of the housing shortage.

In the USA.


11 posted on 08/10/2018 3:30:31 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine. Someday you can get a 3D printed house with concealed spaces for firearms and the guns will be built right in place!


12 posted on 08/10/2018 3:48:31 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Bad news for you. Diamond burns. It’s pure carbon.


13 posted on 08/10/2018 3:50:16 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Due to overpopulation, there has been a mass housing shortage in various developing countries

That's a rather glib leap of logic.

The 'shortage' is often simply substandard and/or dangerous dwellings due to corruption, theft, lack of code/code enforcement, etc.

If your problem is overpopulation, then creating more housing to accommodate even more overpopulation is madness. It's the fish-grow-in-proportion-to-aquarium phenomenon. Surely birth control and a cultural shift away from breeding like minks takes priority?

14 posted on 08/10/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

You could theoretically have a mix of substances printed through a single head, if they’re compatible and they all melt at one reasonable temperature. The mixing would happen during the manufacture of the spool of material.

Additionally, in one printer you could theoretically have an array of heads available which print from different spools of material. Somewhat similar to how industrial CNC machining stations typically have an array of cutting heads available for automatic selection. Once again the various materials would have to be compatible and capable of melting together into a cohesive structure.


15 posted on 08/10/2018 4:50:29 AM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheaper to cut all aid to turd world countries.


16 posted on 08/10/2018 5:17:51 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: relictele
"Surely birth control and a cultural shift away from breeding like minks takes priority?"

Only for people of northwestern European descent in the U.S.A., according to the social and political policies that we've been seeing for several decades. Apparently, some influential people have been assuming that a population with less ingenuity would be easier to control and less likely to rise to compete.


17 posted on 08/10/2018 5:30:40 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone know if 3D printing is available in the Philippines? My wife and I are planning to build a house there within the next couple years for our retirement.


18 posted on 08/10/2018 6:24:38 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: riverrunner
I'm not sure what a “zoning building code” is. Zoning codes are from a political process that basically define that you can build this and not that in a specific location. This zoning colliery also applied to types of business operations and such. Building codes are functionally engineering specifications although political drivers can influence their existence.

From what I have learned about 3D printing for housing and commercial structures, the limitations thus far have been economic, technical and wrap these two up in sociological issues. Economic comes down to $$$ per square foot. Yes, it appears that the building structure can go up in a fraction of the time but it uses very expensive printing equipment and more expensive concrete. Technical issues apparently are that building code specifications have not expanded to adequately cover this type of construction. Sociological issues circle around that the printed structure will look differently than the historical standard.

19 posted on 08/10/2018 7:43:43 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: riverrunner
I'm not sure what a “zoning building code” is. Zoning codes are from a political process that basically define that you can build this and not that in a specific location. This zoning colliery also applied to types of business operations and such. Building codes are functionally engineering specifications although political drivers can influence their existence.

From what I have learned about 3D printing for housing and commercial structures, the limitations thus far have been economic, technical and wrap these two up in sociological issues. Economic comes down to $$$ per square foot. Yes, it appears that the building structure can go up in a fraction of the time but it uses very expensive printing equipment and more expensive concrete. Technical issues apparently are that building code specifications have not expanded to adequately cover this type of construction. Sociological issues circle around that the printed structure will look differently than the historical standard.

20 posted on 08/10/2018 7:44:49 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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