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Engineers Advancing Technology For 3-D Printed Homes.

NBC News (3/8) reports Berikos Khoshnevis, an engineer at the University of Southern California, “is one of a handful of pioneers creating machines that can custom-print buildings.” A company started by Khoshnevis called Contour Crafting has build a prototype that “was able to build a 2,500 square foot house in just 20 hours (compared with seven months on average for a conventional home from start to finish).” NBC adds, “Contour Crafting isn’t alone: San Francisco-based Apis Cor printed a small house in just 24 hours. And a Chinese company called Winsun recently announced they used 3-D Printing to create ten homes in a single day.” The piece highlights the technology’s ability to reduce injuries and benefit the environment.

03/09/2017