3D Printing In Cement

Printing In Cement

I saw a link to this on the Mach3 Yahoo Forum a few days back and finally got a chance to write it up.  This also reminded me of a post I saw on hackaday using different technique.

The first technique extrudes cement in a fluid state in layers.  The current results appear to be of mixed quality and they are clearly in a refinement mode.  The use appears to be geared for artistic work rather than actual contruction.  The whole thing is controlled via Mach3.

The next technique works similar to a RepRap machine.  It first lays down a layer of sand at a 25 DPI resolution, then lays down a binder.  It sounds like the machine is a bit frustrating for the inventor right now, but he is producing some good looking results already.

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