3D Materials and Construction Possibilities (Project Learning With 3D Printing)

Most students will work with a plastic when making things with a 3D printer, but that is only scratching the surface of materials that can be used in these machines. This book takes a look at the different materials that can be used by 3D printers, what those materials can make, and the advantages and disadvantages for each.

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3D printing: The future of housing construction?

New Zealand’s housing crisis has left a major shortage of housing across the country and it needs a fast, affordable and sustainable solution.

Technology is rapidly advancing in leaps and bounds, and the progress made in 3D printing is no different.

Massey University engineering and advanced technology lecturer Frazer Noble told Duncan Garner there are international companies which have been able to ‘print’ multi-storey houses.

“If you think about it, you could 3D print a single-person abode in 24 hours for less than it would cost to build a house for humanity,” he said.

“We’re making a house in 24 hours for 10,000.”

OpenBeam Precut Construction Kit, Black Anodized

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  • Kit contains: 8x300mm, 4x270mm, 4x270mm, 4x240mm, 4x210mm, 6x150mm, 4x 120mm, 4x90mm, 4x60mm, 4x30mm of OpenBeam 1515 Extrusions
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