A researcher has built a huge 3D printer that can literally build a house in 24 hours, possibly revolutionizing the construction industry.
Business Insider reported that Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of Southern California has built the technology.
Khoshnevis told MSN that the technology is “basically scaling up 3D printing to the scale of building.” Dubbed Contour Crafting, the robot replaces construction workers by its super-efficient capacities, which can churn out a 2,500-square-foot home in just a day.
“At the dawn of the 21st century [slums] are the condition of shelter for nearly one billion people in our world,These buildings are breeding grounds for disease a problem of conventional construction which is slow, labor intensive and inefficient.”
Khoshnevis claims, the printer will not eliminate jobs, but ultimately create them, and it could provide people around the world with affordable housing. Buildings are about the only thing these days that have to be constructed by hand. Construction is a slow, laborious, and expensive.