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Max The Magnificent
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re: Will robots soon be building houses using 3D Printing Technology?
Max The Magnificent   1/26/2012 5:50:10 PM
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I so wish we had a base on the moon -- and we had robots creating buildings as we speak... I would LOVE to go to the moon... Just off the top of my head a fact popped into my mind that the moon is 2160 miles in diameter ... why on Earth (pun intended) would I remember that?

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re: Will robots soon be building houses using 3D Printing Technology?
Warlord   1/24/2012 10:02:53 PM
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Clive, Back in the 90's NASA was already working on a robotic system for building construction. They considered it more like a cake frosting than a 3D printer (which really had not hit the market yet).

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re: Will robots soon be building houses using 3D Printing Technology?
Duane Benson   1/20/2012 8:32:47 PM
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Back in the early 90's, the projector company that I worked for sent out the CAD file for the case of our newest projector. The supplier used the stereo lithography process you mentioned; a UV curing resin and a UV laser to draw the parts layer by layer. We were told that it was the largest machine of its type on the West Coast. Somewhere in the process, a decimal point was moved and the first part we got back for our 20" long projector was 2" long. It was very cute but I don't think any king of projector could have been crammed into that space until Ti's recent Pico Projector.



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