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    The world’s largest 3D printer towers 40 feet, will print clay houses

    The world  s largest 3D printer towers 40 feet will print clay
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    Earlier this week, the 3D printing gurus at WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) has now completed construction of the BigDelta 3D printer, which is currently the world’s largest and is capable of 3D printing structures 40 feet high. Once erected, the massive “Big Delta” will supposedly be the largest 3D printer in the world. The team says the main goal is to use the Big Delta to build extremely low-cost housing. To do this, WASP outfitted the printer to use local materials such as dirt or clay, and built it to function using less than 100 watts of power. With a strong, 20-foot-wide metal body and a printing nozzle which doubles as a materials mixer, WASP’s latest endeavor is an absolute mammoth.  
    "Building BigDelta is much more than a dream come true if we consider that, by 2030, international estimates foresee a rapid growth of adequate housing requirements for over 4 billion people living with yearly income below $3,000. The United Nations calculated that over the next 15 years there will be an average daily requirement of 100.000 new housing units to meet this demand. We’re dreamers, we’re Makers: we start from 3D printing to save the world."
    Via geeky gadgets, digitaltrends

    By Ben on Sat Sep 26 2015
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