• The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    11 days ago - By Fast Company

    A collaboration between the U.S. Marine Corps and the architects at SOM illustrates why most unlikely use of large-scale 3D printing makes the most sense.
    We've seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world's first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods-and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are...
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