A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.
While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground construction and industrial waste, such as glass and tailings, around a base of quick-drying cement mixed with a special hardening agent.
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It never ceases to amaze me what types of new innovations come about due to 3D printing technology. 2014 was a year that provided the world with many tremendous examples of how this technology will play a major role in the future. Whether it is 3D bioprinting human organs, large scale 3D printer of entire buildings, or microscopic 3D printing, this technology will only continue to surprise us as more and more innovators use it in their creations and inventions.
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Matriculants who receive suitable results in mathematics and science should pursue tertiary studies in these areas, urged Deputy Science and Technology Minister Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi on Sunday.