A massive mobile 3DPrinter to print architecture on demand… the stuff of science fiction again becomes reality with 3Dprinting.
While in one direction 3DPrinters, from heom desktop prtiners to nanoscale lab machines, are printing ever smaller objects, in ever finer details, things are moving at the other end of the scale as well.
We’ve seen concepts of monolithic printers that can 3DPrint entire homes, but, currently,, they appear to be for the future. However, in the now, we are seeing real printers getting larger, and DUS, a Dutch architecture firm, has produced a printer prototype large enough to print structures that can actually shelter people!
The KamerMaker, and is based upon DUS’s normal-sized 3DPrinter, the Ultimaker, with a print range increased to huge 2.2m x 2.2m x 3.5m!
The unit is mobile, a traveling pavilion, where on-demand architecture can respond to local needs. Think of such a printer home modules on-site, to provide permanent or temporary housing, perhaps even using recycled plastic. Here’s DUS’s amazing video:
- Dutch Design Firm Creates 3-D Printed Pavilions – Design News 09.21.12 (apartmenttherapy.com)
- KamerMaker prints rooms and pavilions. (wired.com)
- The KamerMaker 3D Printer Can Print Entire Rooms From Bio Plastic! (inhabitat.com)