A giant 3D printer developed by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California can construct an entire medium-sized house in less than 24 hours.
The mammoth 3D printer called Contour Crafting (CC) could build a 2,000 square foot house with all the utilities for plumbing and electricity in less than a day.
According to Khoshnevis, the new technology they call “Robotic Construction System,” aims to address problems that comes with constructing a house such as:
• Always over budget
He said CC could replace inefficient human workers as almost all the processes involved in building a structure is automated thereby minimizing the labor cost.
Construction, he said, is a very hazardous job, far more dangerous than mining and agriculture. In the US alone, it kills 10,000 workers every year and injures 400,000 yearly.
This will be greatly minimized with the use of the new technology.
In war-torn countries and in disaster-ravaged regions, the Contour Crafting can produce dignified houses to victims in record speeds.
Professor Khoshnevis and his team of University of Southern California scientist are looking at the future applications of the huge 3D printer in constructing structures on Mars and moon and in producing large ceramic sculptures.
Watch Professor Khoshnevis as he explains how the Contour Crafting works: