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Rob Spiegel
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Printing building
Rob Spiegel   4/10/2013 9:27:27 AM
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Hey Cabe, this is a 3D printer application I never thought I'd see. Slounds like the building will be a tad pricy, but I'd have to see comps to really get an idea. Amazing, just amazing.

TJ McDermott
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TJ McDermott   4/10/2013 10:35:28 AM
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"Conforming to local building codes" was the phrase that came to mind.  I also wonder how building services will be installed.  I suppose piping can be planned in and be integral to the walls, but fishing electrical wiring will become a bit more complicated.

Still - it's a mobius house!

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/10/2013 12:33:36 PM
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Cabe, thanks for covering this in DN. I included this technology, along with others, for 3D printing buildings in an article for a UBM sister publication, Future Cities, Your Next City Block, Printable on Site:
http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/author.asp?section_id=262&doc_id=523906

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Re: Printing building
Cadman-LT   4/10/2013 12:48:36 PM
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Ann and Cabe,

 

 My buddy just rented a building. We were going to get some machining equipment...lathes and mills...but I am thinking maybe some 3D printers. See how it goes I guess. I suppose it's dependent on the parts being made so we have to figure that out first. Anyways, I love all articles on 3D-printing! Ann knows that!

Cadman-LT
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Re: Printing building
Cadman-LT   4/10/2013 12:53:03 PM
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BTW, if anyone wants to throw me some advice on 3D-printers vs machines....feel free. I'm still thinking. Thanks in advance!

Cadman-LT
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Re: Printing building
Cadman-LT   4/10/2013 12:56:13 PM
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Also, we are only looking at making smaller parts. I am guessing maybe 1ft by 1ft tops, if that helps.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Printing building
Cadman-LT   4/10/2013 12:57:39 PM
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Also, I am thinking small...maybe 1ft X 1ft max, if that helps.

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Re: Printing building
Cadman-LT   4/10/2013 1:00:34 PM
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All apologies, that first message errord out...did not mean to double post.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Printing building
Ann R. Thryft   4/10/2013 2:15:07 PM
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Cadman-LT, are you planning on building something bigger than a breadbox, like a house, or are you looking to make tiny parts? And by machining equipment, do you mean CNC?



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Re: Printing building
Jennifer Campbell   4/10/2013 4:32:49 PM
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Cadman-LT, keep us in the loop regarding your plans. I would love to see what you come up with, and I think our readers would too!

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