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BADGER Tunneling System Will Bring Along a Robot to 3D Print Concrete Walls

Leveraging existing mature trenchless excavation and environment mapping technology and introducing technical approaches and innovations inspired by robotic space technology, we envision BADGER as an underground robotic system that autonomously navigates in the subsurface by pulverizing, removing and pushing through the subsurface soil while at the same time using advanced sensing modalities, perception techniques and cognition …

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RegoLight Project Uses Sunlight Sintering to 3D Print with Simulated Lunar Regolith

Using the sintering process, the RegoLight team seeks to design and produce a single ‘building element;’ made of printed regolith simulant by a novel new mobile printer. Advanced printing technologies, using readily available resources on the Moon will provide new possibilities for the construction of space architecture and can set new criteria for mission requirements. …

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NASA Awards $200,000 in Second Stage of 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

NASA has awarded a total of $201,023 to teams of citizen inventors that have reached the latest milestone of NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge, completing the Phase 2: Level 2 Beam Member competition. The teams are working to find ways to 3 D print habitation structures using recyclables and …

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ETH Presents Digitally Built, Three Stories Tall DFAB HOUSE

At the Empa and Eawag NEST building in Dübendorf, eight ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with business partners to build the three-storey DFAB HOUSE. It is the first house in the world to be designed, planned and built using predominantly digital processes. Since one could argue that all building construction …

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Contour Crafting Partners With Dokan Ventures for 3D Construction Printer Development

Contour Crafting Corporation from the US is poised and ready to start series production of first-generation deployable robotic 3D construction printers. The man behind the high-tech company is the pioneering inventor of this technology, Behrokh Khoshnevis. who has partnered with Doka Ventures, a subsidiary of the Austrian Umdasch Group from …

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Barking Riverside and Hobs Studio Unveil Largest Ever 3D Printed Master Plan Model

The UK’s largest 3D printed master plan model has been unveiled at Barking Riverside, one of Europe’s largest Brownfield developments – which will deliver over 10,800 new homes in East London. The model was created and 3D printed by Hobs Studio, a 3D scanning, 3D Design and 3D printing studio …

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NASA Awards $100,000 in First Stage of 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Seven teams working on technology that could someday be used to create habitats from materials on other worlds have completed the first printing segment of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. NASA has awarded $100,000 to the two top-scoring teams from this stage, the Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition. Point-based …

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Neri Oxman and MIT Show Yet Another Approach to 3D Printing Buildings

The list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building. …

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Passivdom Introduces (Yet Another) Approach to Off Grid 3D Printed Construction

PassivDom, a USA based startup founded by Ukranian Max Gerbut, introduced its autonomous self-learning 3D printed mobile house at the recent StartupGrind Conference in Silicon Valley. It was the first presentation of this project on a global stage. The PassivDom off-grid 3D-printed gadget house is a sustainable self-learning, Zero Carbon Emission house …

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