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MIT Researchers create 3D printer capable of printing buildings
09 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
MIT’s Mediated Matter Group has unveiled a 3D priniting robot capable of printing an entire building
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new breakthrough in the architectural applications of 3D printing, with the design of a system that can produce the basic structure of an entire building.

MIT’s Mediated Matter Group claim that the machine they have invented will eventually produce buildings faster than traditional construction methods.

What’s more, a structure could be customised to the needs of a particular site, with different materials and densities incorporated to provide optimum combinations of strength and insulation.

The Digital Construction Platform (DCP), consists of a tracked vehicle that carries an industrial robotic arm, with a smaller, precision-motion robotic arm attached, can be used to direct construction nozzles.

Unlike typical 3D printing systems this free-moving system can construct an object of any size. To prove the concept, the researchers used a prototype to build the basic structure of a 50ft (15.2m) diameter, 12ft (3.6m) high dome. The structure was completed in less than 14 hours.

Neri Oxman, group director and associate professor at MIT, says “It’s not merely a printer, but an entirely new way of thinking about making. Our system points to a future vision of digital construction that enables new possibilities on our planet and beyond.”
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Crown Sports Lockers completes installation at luxury hotel and spa
23 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The Bank House Hotel and Spa in Worcestershire,UK, has recently completed a multi-million pound refurbishment, that saw the addition of a new build spa, Malvern View
Rich Brilliant Willing makes UK debut
23 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW) has announced its UK debut with retail partner Staffan Tollgard Design Group.
Tensator announces Emirates Air Line partnership
23 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Queue management specialist, Tensator has signed a contract with the Emirates Air Line cable car.
Cybex’ PWR PLAY range launches in the UK
23 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Cybex, a supplier of premium fitness equipment, has launched a new strength and functional training solution to the UK market.
Life Fitness to connect with Apple Watch
22 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Fitness equipment manufacturer Life Fitness has announced a collaboration with Apple that will see Life Fitness cardio equipment seamlessly connect to the Apple Watch.
Polin to create waterpark on the site of an 800 year old church
21 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Waterslide manufacturer Polin will create an indoor waterpark next to a church spire in Coventry, West Midlands, UK, that was built in the Middle Ages.
Vetroplas launches Myka diffuser bottles
21 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Quality glass supplier Vetroplas has extended its offering of glass reed diffuser bottles with the release of a new style.
Marcel Wanders collaborates with Christofle for opulent lighting range
21 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Christofle has extended its celebrated Jardin d’Eden range with a luxurious lighting collection by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.
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Richard Leakey and Daniel Libeskind are bringing a museum of evolution to Kenya's Lake Turkana
The renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is developing a museum dedicated to the history of human evolution on the banks of Lake Turkana in the Kenyan desert.
Plants and trees will cover every surface of Stefano Boeri's forthcoming Liuzhou Forest City
The Italian architect and ‘vertical forest’ pioneer Stefano Boeri has overseen the start of construction on his vast masterplan for Liuzhou Forest City in China.
HOK sports division recognised for sustainability credentials
HOK’s sport and recreation division has been recognised for its sustainability credentials, being nominated for a Sports Humanitarian of the Year award.
How did AECOM design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion? The firm reveal all to CLAD
Three of AECOM’s leading engineers have told CLAD how they used advanced in digital technology to complete this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London.
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