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.
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.
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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