In the US, printed army barracks for 3D-printer

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The Civil Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) of the US Army (Illinois) announced the successful manufacture of concrete army barracks with an area of ​​512 square. ft (about 46 sq. m) on an 3D printer, reports bmpd with reference to www.3ders.org.

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.

ACES provides the ability to print specially designed deployable structures on demand, on-site, using locally available materials,
said CERL ACES program manager Dr. Michael Case.

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."



The ACES team has developed, implemented and developed an additive three-dimensional concrete printing technology that really changes the "rules of the game." Unlike previous designs, ACES can use the device with an accuracy of 3 / 8 in. On the concrete used. In addition, in the ACES project, special attention was paid to the methods of reinforcing printed concrete both horizontally and vertically,
noted Case.
  • Mike Jazdyk / US Army Engineering Corps
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  1. +4
    August 29 2017
    Economic feasibility is nothing. Ponty - everything
    1. +11
      August 29 2017
      In vain, our people who do this said that up to 40% are economically cheaper.
      1. 0
        August 30 2017
        In our climate, these are really show-offs. On such walls you need one and a half meters of insulation.
        1. 0
          August 30 2017
          Walls can be made thicker if necessary.
  2. +2
    August 29 2017
    I wonder if Russia produces 3D printers? It may be worth buying until they come under sanctions like Siemens turbines.
    1. +2
      August 29 2017
      What turbine is needed? In Belarus you can buy.
      1. Ka2
        +1
        August 29 2017
        Well, where are they, these turbines.
        1. 0
          August 30 2017
          Ask Dad.
          1. Ka2
            0
            August 30 2017
            So why didn’t they buy from him but from the Germans?
    2. +3
      August 29 2017
      Yes, in Russia for a long time at home from 3D printers learned to do.
    3. +7
      August 29 2017
      Dear Young Communist, in August of this year JSC "East Kazakhstan Concern" Almaz-Antey "started the creation and production of 3D printers in Yekaterinburg with the Siberian State University. There is an enterprise. I have the honor.
      1. +2
        August 29 2017
        Well, then I am also a manufacturer of 3D printers, and also computers! After all, you can buy all the parts, assemble them, and now the manufacturer?
        What does Almaz-Antey have? Engines? Circuitry? Controllers BY?
        You do not know the case? The bed is probably ours.
        1. +1
          August 30 2017
          Here the most important thing is the accuracy of the drives and the print material for the rest of the manufacturers of the sea.
  3. +3
    August 29 2017
    Muhlezh)))) The roof is made of wood and iron ....
  4. 0
    August 29 2017
    the hut looks clumsy! but the technology is interesting
    1. +20
      August 29 2017
      Here is an interesting technology! The printer goes out in front of her:
    2. +2
      August 29 2017
      .
      Quote: vazxnumx
      the hut looks clumsy! but the technology is interesting

      Barack always looked clumsy. And he acted in the same way. Especially at the end of his second presidential term.
    3. +4
      August 29 2017
      Clumsy? And then a plasterers team comes in and aligns everything manually using 2D technology in three-dimensional space. smile
      1. 0
        August 29 2017
        Special is only VNA! Surely Petya has already announced that the technology belongs to the ancient Ukrainians.
  5. +1
    August 29 2017
    Our soldiers from the bucket will slowly pour the solution on the go, the same 3 d current printer is much cheaper.
  6. 0
    August 29 2017
    In general, 3D printing technology is fascinating. Someday there will be a man "printed." I brought in printers and print your own division after division.
    1. +8
      August 29 2017
      I don’t know the whole person ... but the spare parts: all sorts of organs, bones, etc.
      will be manufactured soon.
      Store in the form of 3-dimensional drawings after a full scan of a person and make
      from various organic materials as needed.

      The technology is really fantastic, revolutionary.
      All the old technology of materials and manufacturing of parts and
      constructions - there is a dog under the tail.
      1. +1
        August 29 2017
        The news said that it seems at the Saturn plant the first engine for aviation was made but 3D technology. By time 48 hours instead of 6 months. Passing tests.
      2. +3
        August 29 2017
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The technology is really fantastic, revolutionary

        "And apple trees will bloom on Mars ..." (c)
        wassat
      3. +4
        August 29 2017
        All the old technology of materials and manufacturing of parts and
        constructions - there is a dog under the tail.

        Yeah. the reverse side of progress is ignorance and lack of understanding; you can’t look at other young owners of smartphones and consumers of computer games without tears - you don’t make a fire, chop wood, hammer a nail, take away your smartphone - your life is over, get lost in three pine trees and die from hunger if in time they will not find.
      4. +1
        August 29 2017
        3D printer technology will change our civilization. This is a tablecloth - self-collected from Russian fairy tales. People will not need to work, there will be a real post-industrial society .... What will this lead to ... billions of loafers on the planet ...
    2. +16
      August 29 2017
      Quote: den3080
      In general, 3D printing technology is fascinating. Someday there will be a man "printed." I brought in printers and print your own division after division.

      If I were a Sultan!
      And not one mother-in-law !!!
  7. +4
    August 29 2017
    How to pour the solution is understood. But how to create iron reinforcement on the go -
    horizontal and vertical? This is a lot more complicated.
  8. +2
    August 29 2017
    Quote: voyaka uh
    How to pour the solution is understood. But how to create iron reinforcement on the go -
    horizontal and vertical? This is a lot more complicated.

    --------------------------
    Where to get the nearest water utility, power station and concrete plant, colleague?
  9. +2
    August 29 2017
    Good afternoon.

    As far as I know, this technology is already in use. The network has a video about building using a printer house in the suburbs.
    1. 0
      August 29 2017
      Yes, they are currently undergoing standardization and certification.
  10. +3
    August 29 2017
    Quote: den3080
    In general, 3D printing technology is fascinating. Someday there will be a man "printed." I brought in printers and print your own division after division.

    He smiled, yeah, the wooden soldiers of "Duboloba" Urfin Jus from childhood reminded .....
    1. +5
      August 30 2017
      He smiled, yeah, the wooden soldiers of "Duboloba" Urfin Jus from childhood reminded .....

      It remains only to invent life-giving magic powder. wink
      Yet "DuboloMy" they were called. feel
      1. +1
        August 31 2017
        Quote: Svarog51
        It remains only to invent life-giving magic powder. wink

        Well, here Colombia is joining the cooperation. Yes
        1. +8
          August 31 2017
          Well, here Colombia is joining the cooperation.

          Then a 3D printer is not needed. Such a powder will turn anyone into a blockhead.
  11. 0
    August 29 2017
    And I thought that they decided to print barracks on the printer and wanted to ask: they have a competition of drawings or designers
  12. +1
    August 29 2017
    And consumables where they will take, on the spot to acquire or across the ocean will be dragged.
    I understand that a 3D printer from molecules is collecting something, from scratch. Although I know laughing living organisms.
    1. +2
      August 29 2017
      Consumables for a 3D printer are geopolymer concrete. Structure. Water, liquid glass, ash, soot fly ash, potassium hydroxide (KOH). Fiber concrete can also serve.
      In general, all this is good, but the main problem is not solved - reinforcement. Such a printer cannot create steel or even polymer reinforcement. Strength construction is achieved by increasing its thickness.
      1. 0
        August 29 2017
        Yes, of course, at home they can give it a ride abroad.
        There in Afghanistan from America and Europe they dragged roofing iron, plywood, screws .... bottled water, hygiene items, and could have bought it from neighboring countries.
      2. 0
        August 29 2017
        Quote: mark2
        Consumables for a 3D printer are geopolymer concrete. Structure. Water, liquid glass, ash, soot fly ash, potassium hydroxide (KOH).

        Where are the polymers? wink
        1. +2
          August 29 2017
          The polymer structure is formed from silicates and aluminates contained in liquid glass and ash in the presence of alkali - potassium hydroxide. The material is very strong, like natural stone.
  13. +1
    August 29 2017
    Quote: anjey
    Quote: den3080
    In general, 3D printing technology is fascinating. Someday there will be a man "printed." I brought in printers and print your own division after division.

    He smiled, yeah, the wooden soldiers of "Duboloba" Urfin Jus from childhood reminded .....

    Thank you for reminding this little book: I once read how Oorfene Juice made these soldiers, a mahogany general, and so that they would not see. About six or seven years ago I accidentally found a cartoon on TV and watched it for about five minutes
    1. +1
      August 31 2017
      Quote: Monarchist
      mahogany general and so that they do not see.

      Of mahogany there were corporals. The general was from rosewood. Yes
  14. +4
    August 29 2017
    News to mine the year before last ...
    In Stupino, Moscow Region, using a special 3D printer of the company, which is able to quickly print walls of modified concrete. The task was completed in just 24 hours. According to forecasts, the construction will last about 175 years. But the most remarkable thing is that the house cost only $ 11000, including the cost of walls, foundations, ceilings, floors, insulation, doors, windows, as well as interior and exterior decoration!





    1. +2
      August 29 2017
      Well, that’s it, the Uzbeks smoke nervously on the sidelines.
  15. +1
    August 29 2017
    THEY simply read the work of Cyrus Bulychev "CORAL CASTLE"!
  16. +1
    August 29 2017
    And the hell accuracy of 3/8 inch for the manufacture of a hut? And in general, why print such objects? A team of 6 people (guest workers) will do everything much cheaper and for the same time frame ....
    1. +1
      August 29 2017
      6 people for the same period in three houses are already 18 or three printers. The printer seems cheaper.
  17. +2
    August 29 2017
    whatever the future of 3D printers.
  18. 0
    August 29 2017
    In the USA, army barracks were printed on a 3D printer.
    It remains only to American soldiers print on 3 DE printer ....
  19. +1
    August 30 2017
    the next step is 3 D guest workers wassat
  20. 0
    August 30 2017
    Why did they build a shack inside the hangar ??? Roof leaked or what?

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