Caterpillar Inc. Funds Viterbi ‘Print-a-House’ Contour Crafting Technology

by Dave

Wonder what the error message would read like “Machine is out of concrete. Your house could not be printed.”
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Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment, is starting to support research on the “Contour Crafting” automated construction system that its creator believes will one day be able to build full-scale houses in hours. This is concrete-jet instead of inkjet printing technology.

Printing buildings to speed up the economy is one of the key technologies for this sites concept of a mundane technological singularity

The current state of the art is printing concrete walls.

Printing buildings is a key part of new manufacturing and construction revolution.

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