In the US, printed army barracks for 3D-printer
The technology of three-dimensional printing of concrete structures was developed by CERL with the participation of NASA.
According to the information, “the production of barracks by 3D printing was carried out as part of the three-year research program of the US Army Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES), whose task is to develop methods for building“ semi-permanent ”military facilities using additive technologies.
According to him, the goal of the program is “to enable the army to easily and effectively create structures such as barracks, fences, water pipes and field obstacles on the spot.” The same technology can be applied "to assist in natural disasters and catastrophes - this direction is being explored by the army in partnership with Caterpillar," added Case.
One of the main advantages of the technology is a reduction in labor requirements "by 62% compared to the labor costs for more traditional frame structures."
- Mike Jazdyk / US Army Engineering Corps
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