While 3D printing might be all the tech geek rage right now, the cooler story is what some people are doing with it to make an actual difference. Weâ€™ve seen stories of medical uses such as new 3D-printed limbsÂ and thatâ€™s incredible but USC professorÂ Behrokh Khoshnevis has just blown my mind.
Imagine 3D printing on such a large scale, using a concrete-style material, that could â€śprintâ€ť a house in as little as 20 hours. Oh, and that material can withstand over three times the PSI force of standard concrete walls. There can even be larger versions, with multiple â€śprint headsâ€ť for use in construction of multi-family dwellings like apartment complexes.
Professor Khoshnevisâ€™ TEDx talk goes into more detail, so take a few minutes out of your day to appreciate science.
A bit less ominous than 3D-printed gunsâ€¦
h/t to Sofa_King_Cool via Reddit