[VIDEO] MIT Shows Off 3D Printer That Can Print a Structure in 14 Hours

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is constantly researching ways to improve construction process and materials, like this material 10 times the strength of steel, or this solar cell that’s lighter than a soap bubble, or this “reversible concrete.” This time the Institute is showing off its autonomous robot that can spit out building structures on site within hours.

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[VIDEO] Watch a Concrete House be Printed on Site in Less Than 24 Hours

3D printing technology faces major issues when it is required to leave the shelter of a warehouse and step foot on a construction job site.  3D printers are extremely large, heavy, and rely on precise calibration for accuracy.  Even the first 3D printed office building in Dubai, which was completed last year, had to actually have its components printed off site and assembled on site. But, Apis Cor, a 3D printing company, believes it has created the technology to print a full structure completely on site.

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