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University of California Thesis: Reviewing 3D Printing in Construction, Including Mars

University of California Thesis: Reviewing 3D Printing in Construction, Including Mars

Written by David

May 8, 2020

Andrew Truong recently presented a thesis, ‘ State-of-the-Art Review on 3D Printing Technology Applications in Construction ,’ to the University of California , Irvine. Reviewing 3D printing in construction, Truong tackles a multi-faceted topic regarding materials, technique, and the future of the industry—even going as far as discussing the potential for construction on Mars.

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Today industrial users may be experimenting with new modes of production, different composites , or working on a larger scale with concrete, but while so many benefits are available, challenges still remain too. This leaves researchers a lot of room for discussion and experimentation, and especially as new projects with different requirements arise.

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Truong takes his readers on a short foray through the history and emergence of 3D printing in the mainstream, noting especially its impacts on applications within medicine, the emergence of RepRap Open Source and Makerbot , and the growing popularity of […]

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