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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York 108

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from the print-your-own-castle dept.
New submitter Randy-tanner (3791853) writes A well known New York architect & contractor has begun construction on what is possibly the largest 3D printing related project ever undertaken. He is 3D printing an entire estate, which includes an in-ground swimming pool, a pool house, and a huge 2400 square foot home. The project is expected to take two years to complete, and if all goes as planned the printer will automatically insert rebar into the concrete.
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @12:43PM (#47713113)

    There is no way an automobile will outperform a stagecoach.

  • by meta-monkey (321000) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @01:11PM (#47713411) Journal

    About half the cost of building a house is labor. They say in the article that aside from the guy running the printer, there are no labor costs here. I don't believe that's necessarily true, because there's still got to be somebody wiring the electrical and installing windows, but regardless, it could dramatically decrease the cost of building a home. It could also be a lot faster. Imagine that, just rolling up two trucks to a construction site: one carrying the printer, another with all the crushed rock, setting it up and letting it go. A week later, a finished home ready for a family to move into at half the cost. That brings the dream of home ownership within the reach of a lot of people who wouldn't have been able to afford it before. We live in exciting times.

  • by Applehu Akbar (2968043) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @03:42PM (#47714761)

    The difference is that there's no global consortium of oil companies conspiring to eliminate 3-D printing.

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