3D print is remoulding our lives
The world's first commercial housing project based on 3D-concrete printing is underway in Netherlands. Companies around the world have already proven that not only can a large-scale projects be 3D-printed, it can be done cheaply, efficiently and easily. The technology is moving beyond plastic prototypes to everyday industrial use. Here are a few ways the 3D printing is transforming the way we live
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In Britain is testing robots with 3D printers that can fill in potholes within a minute. Leeds City Council is working with a team from University College London to pioneer the concept of ‘self-repairing cities’. A fleet of autonomous road vehicles or drones will scan roads looking for cracks and fix them before potholes develop. Upon spotting a crack in the road, a robot with an attached 3D printer will be able to spray asphalt into a crack in the road to repair it, all within a minute. Experts said that the autonomous vehicles or drones could operate at night, completing their work at night in order to avoid daily road closures that can severely disrupt traffic.