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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.
Photos used:
Mike Jazdyk / US Army Engineering Corps
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  1. Tolstoevsky
    Tolstoevsky 29 August 2017 14: 45
    +4
    Economic feasibility is nothing. Ponty - everything
    1. fezm.fan
      fezm.fan 29 August 2017 15: 16
      +11
      In vain, our people who do this said that up to 40% are economically cheaper.
      1. nik-karata
        nik-karata 30 August 2017 10: 46
        0
        In our climate, these are really show-offs. On such walls you need one and a half meters of insulation.
        1. fezm.fan
          fezm.fan 30 August 2017 14: 34
          0
          Walls can be made thicker if necessary.
  2. Young_Communist
    Young_Communist 29 August 2017 14: 46
    +2
    I wonder if Russia produces 3D printers? It may be worth buying until they come under sanctions like Siemens turbines.
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 29 August 2017 14: 48
      +2
      What turbine is needed? In Belarus you can buy.
      1. Ka2
        Ka2 29 August 2017 15: 20
        +1
        Well, where are they, these turbines.
        1. Pivot
          Pivot 30 August 2017 12: 17
          0
          Ask Dad.
          1. Ka2
            Ka2 30 August 2017 23: 18
            0
            So why didn’t they buy from him but from the Germans?
    2. fezm.fan
      fezm.fan 29 August 2017 14: 59
      +3
      Yes, in Russia for a long time at home from 3D printers learned to do.
    3. midshipman
      midshipman 29 August 2017 17: 55
      +7
      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. Bastinda
        Bastinda 29 August 2017 19: 28
        +2
        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. Pivot
          Pivot 30 August 2017 12: 16
          +1
          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. tchoni
    tchoni 29 August 2017 14: 46
    +3
    Muhlezh)))) The roof is made of wood and iron ....
  4. VAZ2106
    VAZ2106 29 August 2017 14: 48
    0
    the hut looks clumsy! but the technology is interesting
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 29 August 2017 14: 54
      +20
      Here is an interesting technology! The printer goes out in front of her:
    2. Fei_Wong
      Fei_Wong 29 August 2017 15: 20
      +2
      .
      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. mark2
      mark2 29 August 2017 15: 25
      +4
      Clumsy? And then a plasterers team comes in and aligns everything manually using 2D technology in three-dimensional space. smile
      1. Slovak
        Slovak 29 August 2017 15: 34
        0
        Special is only VNA! Surely Petya has already announced that the technology belongs to the ancient Ukrainians.
  5. Pivot
    Pivot 29 August 2017 14: 50
    +1
    Our soldiers from the bucket will slowly pour the solution on the go, the same 3 d current printer is much cheaper.
  6. den3080
    den3080 29 August 2017 14: 53
    0
    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. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 29 August 2017 15: 00
      +8
      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. fezm.fan
        fezm.fan 29 August 2017 15: 13
        +1
        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. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 29 August 2017 15: 27
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The technology is really fantastic, revolutionary

        "And apple trees will bloom on Mars ..." (c)
        wassat
      3. den3080
        den3080 29 August 2017 17: 53
        +4
        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. Socialism 2.0
        Socialism 2.0 29 August 2017 21: 00
        +1
        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. Anarchist
      Anarchist 29 August 2017 15: 05
      +16
      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. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 29 August 2017 14: 56
    +4
    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. Altona
    Altona 29 August 2017 15: 02
    +2
    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. Sierra
    Sierra 29 August 2017 15: 03
    +2
    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. fezm.fan
      fezm.fan 29 August 2017 15: 11
      0
      Yes, they are currently undergoing standardization and certification.
  10. anjey
    anjey 29 August 2017 15: 10
    +3
    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. Svarog51
      Svarog51 30 August 2017 06: 09
      +5
      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. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 31 August 2017 11: 41
        +1
        Quote: Svarog51
        It remains only to invent life-giving magic powder. wink

        Well, here Colombia is joining the cooperation. yes
        1. Svarog51
          Svarog51 31 August 2017 13: 51
          +8
          Well, here Colombia is joining the cooperation.

          Then a 3D printer is not needed. Such a powder will turn anyone into a blockhead.
  11. Monarchist
    Monarchist 29 August 2017 15: 21
    0
    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. marshes
    marshes 29 August 2017 15: 23
    +1
    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. mark2
      mark2 29 August 2017 15: 46
      +2
      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. marshes
        marshes 29 August 2017 15: 59
        0
        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. Locksmith
        Locksmith 29 August 2017 17: 33
        0
        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. Michael_Zverev
          Michael_Zverev 29 August 2017 19: 50
          +2
          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. Monarchist
    Monarchist 29 August 2017 15: 27
    +1
    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. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 31 August 2017 11: 42
      +1
      Quote: Monarchist
      mahogany general and so that they do not see.

      Of mahogany there were corporals. The general was from rosewood. yes
  14. uav80
    uav80 29 August 2017 15: 45
    +4
    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. marshes
      marshes 29 August 2017 16: 02
      +2
      Well, that’s it, the Uzbeks smoke nervously on the sidelines.
  15. hohol95
    hohol95 29 August 2017 16: 05
    +1
    THEY simply read the work of Cyrus Bulychev "CORAL CASTLE"!
  16. Topotun
    Topotun 29 August 2017 16: 26
    +1
    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. Vladimir73
      Vladimir73 29 August 2017 17: 29
      +1
      6 people for the same period in three houses are already 18 or three printers. The printer seems cheaper.
  17. karel
    karel 29 August 2017 16: 34
    +2
    whatever the future of 3D printers.
  18. Govorun
    Govorun 29 August 2017 20: 49
    0
    In the USA, army barracks were printed on a 3D printer.
    It remains only to American soldiers print on 3 DE printer ....
  19. Olfred
    Olfred 30 August 2017 08: 29
    +1
    the next step is 3 D guest workers wassat
  20. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 30 August 2017 13: 19
    0
    Why did they build a shack inside the hangar ??? Roof leaked or what?