Marines 3D-Print Concrete Barracks in 40 Hours

Published by , August 31, 2018 1:38 pm

(FoxNews)  The Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force and used a 3D concrete printer to print a 500-square-foot barracks room in just 40 hours. The barracks room was built at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Ill. Army and Navy Seabees were also involved in the construction effort.
“This exercise had never been done before,” said Capt. Matthew Friedell, Additive Manufacturing project officer in MCSC’s Operations and Programs/G-3, in a statement. “People have printed buildings and large structures, but they haven’t done it onsite and all at once. This is the first-in-the-world, onsite continuous concrete print.” Normally, it takes 10 Marines five days to construct a barracks hut out of wood.

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