SolarSinter : markus kayser,.. Solar powered 3D printing

 First manually-operated solar-sintering machine was tested in February 2011 in the Moroccan desert with encouraging results that led to the development of the current larger and fully-automated computer driven version – the Solar-Sinter. The Solar-Sinter was completed in mid-May and later that month I took this experimental machine to the Sahara desert near Siwa, Egypt, for a two week testing period. The machine and the results of these first experiments presented here represent the initial significant steps towards what I envisage as a new solar-powered production tool of great potential. SolarSinter : markus kayser.     Markus Kayser – Solar … Continue reading SolarSinter : markus kayser,.. Solar powered 3D printing

Development of Self-Healing Concrete Moves Closer

Bio-mineralisation is the process by which living organisms can produce minerals. and a possible method to help promote masonry crack remediation. Scientists at the Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) in Chennai now believe they are getting closer to developing a ‘self-healing’ concrete for commercial use Elsewhere, green building start-up bioMason has developed a method for “growing” bricks via the use of bacterial colonies, thus dispensing with the need for energy-intensive manufacturing processes. The biomass bricks also make use of raw materials as cheap and commonplace as salt and yeast extracts, and are capable of recycling waste products such as urea. … Continue reading Development of Self-Healing Concrete Moves Closer

Sea Chair

Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, five more have been found across the world’s oceans with the Atlantic gyre predicted to be even larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to degrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever smaller fragments by ocean currents. London designers Alexander Groves, Kieren Jones and Azusa Murakami are proposing to turn a retired fishing trawler into a plastic chair factory, fishing plastic from the polluted seas and beaches around the South West of the UK. Their ‘Sea … Continue reading Sea Chair

3D Printed House Technology Wins ‘Create the Future Design Contest’

New 3D printing technology for building construction, by Contour Crafting, has won theCreate the Future Design Contest. The contest was launched over a decade ago by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs, to encourage and honor innovation from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs.   3D Printed House Technology Wins ‘Create the Future Design Contest’. Continue reading 3D Printed House Technology Wins ‘Create the Future Design Contest’

Contenidos Home UPV/EHU English – Paraffins to cut energy consumption in homes

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers develop a compact heat storage prototype that can be easily fitted in buildings. ENEDI has developed a modular device based on paraffins that allows thermal energy to be stored, thus reducing the total volume of the system by 50% with respect to storage by means of water, traditionally used in buildings. Paraffins to cut energy consumption in homes. Continue reading Contenidos Home UPV/EHU English – Paraffins to cut energy consumption in homes

NKA Foundation

The challenge for this year’s Mud House Design competition in Ghana was to design a single-family unit on a plot no larger than 60 x 60 feet at a cost of no more than $6,000 (excluding land cost). The idea was designed to generate contemporary mud house designs o be available for free for everyone to use, and to hold building workshops to construct the best design entries Read more: Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition Sankofa House – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building    NKA Foundation. Continue reading NKA Foundation

EMERGING OBJECTS » Cement Polymer

Cement Polymer for 3D printing is a patented technology developed by Emerging Objects. It is a strong and rigid material that can be fiber reinforced, resulting in a 3D printed material stronger than standard concrete. Objects produced using our cement polymer material are extremely light weight. The finish can be sand blasted, glossy or satin and in every case is semi-translucent. The material can also be machined, sanded or painted. EMERGING OBJECTS » Cement Polymer. Continue reading EMERGING OBJECTS » Cement Polymer

Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes | News | Archinect

The aptly named Quake Column is a knurled pillar of 3-D printed concrete that combines an ancient Incan masonry technique with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools to create a structure that can withstand seismic shocks without mortar or rebar.    Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes | News | Archinect. Continue reading Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes | News | Archinect

Bustler: “Contour Crafting” 3D-print constructor wins NASA Tech Briefs’ Create the Future Design Contest 2014

Robotic Building Construction by Contour Crafting” by educator Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California was named the grand prize winner of the Create the Future Design Contest for 2014. Launched in 2002 by the NASA Tech Briefs magazine publishers, the contest was created to encourage and honor innovation from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.     Bustler: “Contour Crafting” 3D-print constructor wins NASA Tech Briefs’ Create the Future Design Contest 2014. Continue reading Bustler: “Contour Crafting” 3D-print constructor wins NASA Tech Briefs’ Create the Future Design Contest 2014