US Marines construct 3D-printed concrete barracks

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US Marines construct 3D-printed concrete barracks in U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.

According to the Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Friedell, AM project officer in MCSC’s Operations and Programs/G-3,” the team used a design model on an old computer, concrete, and a 3D printer. The concrete was then put through the 3D printer. It took approximately 40 hours to complete the barracks hut. If there was a robot to do the mixing and pumping, the building could easily be created in one day. This capability would enable a great partnership with the local community because it is low cost, easy to use, and robotics could print the buildings.”

 

https://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1611532/mcsc-teams-with-marines-to-build-worlds-first-continuous-3d-printed-concrete-ba/

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3D printer parts and repairs

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We bought a 3D printer. 3D printer worked fine for few years and now we need some kind of repair. Now what we will do for this kind of situation. It is not easy to find people or company who can repair the parts and 3D printers.
According to Fargo 3D Printing’s owner Jake Clark and John Schneider,” they specialize in 3D printer parts and repairs to help you get 3D printed parts easily”.

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3D printing used in Volkswagen production

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According to Martin Goede, he is the Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen, “A complete vehicle won’t come out of a 3D printer any time soon. The goal is to integrate printed structural parts into the next vehicle generation. Over the long term, we expect to see continuous growth in lot sizes, component size and technical requirements – all the way up to components that are the size of soccer balls and are produced in lot sizes of more than 100,000 units per year.
Volkswagen has been using the process for more than 20 years now but not in mass production. In prototype construction, 3D printing has already proven itself to be a practical, effective solution. It would simply take too much work to make casting and press tools for components that are produced in small lot sizes”.

 

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/stories/3d-printing-in-action-4177

HP metal jet the quality technology

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According to HP,” metal jet the quality parts, design, are easy. The product is compatible geometrically complex parts.With HP voxel-level 3D printing accuracy.
This is an industrial production-grade 3D printer”.

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/printers/3d-printers/metals.html