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

4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Using soil or sand and some solar power, this little robot can 3-D print the walls for a single-story house or even a bridge in the middle of the desert.     4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Stone Spray Project from Stone Spray on Vimeo. Continue reading 4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design

Local materials–on Earth–can mean anything from thatched grass to reclaimed wood. On the moon, it means one thing only: the rocky sand that covers the barren, oxygen-less planet. Lunar soil might not lend itself to conventional construction techniques, but the finely grained stuff is perfect for 3-D printing. Now, the inventor of the large-format 3-D printer D-Shape, Enrico Dini, has teamed up with theEuropean Space Agency and Foster + Partners to test whether the first lunar habitats could be printed using the sand. 1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design. Continue reading 1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design

1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Experts from the Netherlands are helping to plan the new “floating village,” which will include 50 floating homes around a neighborhood square made of water, along with floating restaurants, offices, and shops, and possibly a floating swimming pool. A floating walkway will lead back to land, where the city plans a much larger development with tens of thousands of new homes. 1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading 1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The “Taku-Tanku,” which has sleeping space for two or three people, could potentially be used as a disaster shelter, say its creators, the architecture firm Stereotank and Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda.   This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

In Bangladesh, Floating Schools, Farms, And Health Clinics Help Stay On Top Of Rising Waters | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The floating structures have enough space for 10 families to keep ducks, and grow vegetables on beds of water hyacinth (like these). “It’s a good idea to use the surface water [for growing],” says Rezwan. “We’re expecting big floods in the next few years [which will reduce the available farmland].” The farms also help reduce migration, he adds, because local people can stay put, rather than going to higher ground. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha’s 22 school boats already educate 1,800 kids. But Rezwan wanted something that would let kids run around, not just study. The two-desk vessels, which are 65 feet long, … Continue reading In Bangladesh, Floating Schools, Farms, And Health Clinics Help Stay On Top Of Rising Waters | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Long before the Chinese worked out how to 3-D print concrete houses, there was theBinishell. Developed in the ’60s by architect Dante Bini, the Binishell was, and is, a way of building by inflating balloons. Essentially, you put a big flaccid “pneumoform” on the ground, pour in concrete, place rebar on top, then pump. Soon you have a strong domed structure that’s the basis for all kinds of buildings. The Binishell method has been used for everything from museums to sports centers   These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact