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3D printing is the future of home construction, B.C. inventor says

3D printing is the future of home construction, B.C. inventor says

Written by David

April 29, 2019

Paul Tinari points to his 3D printer at a open house in Burnaby Thursday. A B.C.-based engineer says he has invented the future of housing construction. Paul Tinari, a civil and mechanical engineer, says his 3D printer will soon be building homes in B.C. and around the world. A concrete-pouring nozzle suspended in a metal box is controlled by cables attached to four towers. The cables move independently to position the printer as it pours concrete walls, layer by layer. The whole system is controlled by software that tells the printer how to actualize blueprints. The inventor claims his contraption can build a 2,700-square-foot home in 24 to 48 hours. There is carbon fibre “woven” into the concrete, supplanting the need for rebar. And the dead air left inside the walls make for superior resistance to heat loss, he said. Tinari is not the only inventor to create a […]

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