US Army & NASA 3D-Print a Barracks from Locally Sourced Concrete

Published by , August 25, 2017 12:20 pm

(IBTimes) The US Army’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in partnership with Nasa has just 3D printed an entire 512 square feet concrete structure called the B-hut as part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) using additive printing technology.
US Army Corps of Engineers reports that the B-hut was printed using concrete that was sourced locally in a theatre of operation from readily available materials.Building materials that are normally shipped can be cut by half and manpower requirements for the construction of such semi permanent structures can be reduced by the army by 62% because of this technology.

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