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Earthquake-proof 3D-printed House

06/28/2016 8:48 AM

http://mashable.com/2016/06/28/3d-printed-earthquake-proof-house/#ThxslD3Eh8qa

I've seen a few ideas for large 3D-printed structures but this is the only picture I've seen of one. Would like to see it in person.

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Re: Earthquake-proof 3D-printed house

06/28/2016 12:13 PM

I can't see how that could be described as "printed."

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06/28/2016 1:15 PM

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06/28/2016 1:41 PM

Those are different. No pre-positioned rebars, for instance.

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06/28/2016 2:12 PM

Maybe the rebar was 3-D printed as well....haha Seriously I don't think we can 3-D print all the plumbing and electrical and mechanical systems just yet either....

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06/28/2016 2:33 PM

It makes sense to say that a building is partly printed, or that a printing process is involved, but to say "printed house" is misleading. As for the house with the rebars, it would be interesting to see how the print head navigated between them.

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06/29/2016 10:18 AM

No reasonable structure can correctly be described as "earthquake proof". Earthquake resistant, perhaps.

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06/29/2016 10:38 AM

Maybe someday, they will be able to print planets, or not.

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