The biggest 3d printed building
GAME CHANGER. Apis Cor is happy to announce the recent huge project! Hired by Dubai Municipality we 3D printed the 2-stories administrative building. That’s the biggest building ever 3D printed on-site! The project is unique and groundbreaking and opens a new chapter both in the concrete 3D printing industry and construction industry. The main goal of the project was extensive R&D work dedicated to testing the equipment under harsh climatic conditions, developing the 3D printing material and construction technologies, and testing the equipment during a long period of time. The next project are scheduled in California and Louisiana as part of affordable housing initiatives.
Team SEArch+/Apis Cor - Phase 3: Construction Level 2 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
SEArch+/ApisCor Team performs Construction Level 2, the Hydrostatic Test of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. In the future, 3D-Printers will be deployed to the Moon and to Mars to construct structures for human habitation. On Earth, this same technology can be used to produce affordable housing quickly where access to conventional building materials and skills are limited.
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Team SEArch+/Apis Cor - Phase 3: Level 2 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
Team SEArch+/Apis Cor of New York is the first-place winner of Phase 3: Level 2 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. This phase of the competition has five sub-levels. For this level of the competition teams had to additively construct a foundation slab without human intervention. The slabs were evaluated and scored based on multiple criteria, including strength, durability and material composition. To test their strength, a standard Olympic shot put was dropped on each slab three times to simulate a meteor strike. For durability, each slab was subjected to freeze/thaw tests, enduring temperature extremes such as those it would face on the Moon or Mars. The teams earned prize money based on scores assigned by a panel of subject matter experts from NASA, academia and industry. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to further the progression of sustainable shelters that will someday occupy the Moon, Mars or beyond by pushing citizen inventors to develop new technologies capable of additively manufacturing a habitat using indigenous resources with, or without, recyclable materials. The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is managed through a partnership with NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program and Bradley University. Bradley has partnered with sponsors Caterpillar, Bechtel and Brick & Mortar Ventures to administer the competition. NASA’s Centennial Challenges program is part of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and is managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For information about the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/3DPHab.
3D printing a home for under $10,000
This is the first residential house 3D-printed onsite with a mobile printer. It only took 24 hours and costs $10,134. The company, Apis Cor, hopes that this can provide an alternative to traditional construction methods and create affordable housing. READ MORE: http://mashable.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mashable/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mashable INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mashable/