3D-printed designs interested in the command of the US Marine Corps by its mobility, low cost, reliability and durability.
In a recent experiment, Corps engineers, with the help of the world's largest 3D printer, built a prototype of a modern barracks of 46 square meters in 40 hours. m. For the construction of a similar wooden structure it would take 5 days and effort of 10 marines.
As usual in this case, first a digital model of the future building was created. The walls were poured by concrete layer by layer through the nozzle of the printer. Currently, teams of specialists work out the technology of printing in the field, which will improve the construction process. One of the proposals is to automate the process of pumping and mixing cement. This will reduce the time to build a ready barracks until one day.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));