Constructing Buildings Using 3D Printer - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Robotics technology is finding its way into applications across many facets of our lives.
The 'Stone Spray' is an innovative construction method that uses a robot.
Utilizing soil and a liquid binder to make the dirt solid, the goal is to construct architectural structures by dispersing the hardened soil using a jet spray system. The unique system essentially prints architecture in three dimensions, using dirt and sand that are already on the construction site.
While the project is currently under research, its founders say that they "want to push further the boundaries of digital manufacturing and explore the possibilities of on-site fabrication machines.”
The soil is the principal constructing material and the machine is solar powered, making the entire process eco-friendly.
The team has successfully completed some fascinating structures. The ‘Sand Tree experiment’ was created using “multi directional spraying without the scaffolding”. The ‘Sand Wall’ project shows part of a wall that is structurally sound with capabilities of “bearing a load”.