3D Mud Printing

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Kol Drake created the topic: 3D Mud Printing

yep... mud.

Some dudes in Italy came up with an uber smart 'next step' concept for 3D printing and made a giant rig which lets them 'print' with mud. The idea being, someone could set up the rig and start pumping out full blown 'mud huts' for those in need of immediate shelter and lacking materials / tools. There is always mud.

Inspired by the mud dauber wasp.... the wasp project seems like a cool idea.
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And as stated in the first video -- they want to get away from 'being square' and going with what Nature shows us... organic shapes which aid in strength / load bearing and 'best with less'. Pretty cool.
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Memnoich replied the topic: 3D Mud Printing

it's an interesting concept, the hardened mud, if thick enough, would make a good thermal mass for heating and cooling. Cheap for rebuilds as mud is easily available. if they can do it right,making it modular capable, additions would be easy, got a new baby, boom, new room.

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Kol Drake replied the topic: 3D Mud Printing

In the first video, they comment that they mix their own mud but can make any combination of mud and fibers (grasses, straw, man made materials) to improve the strength and durability. They also show two guys standing on part of what is 'printed'... so it does have some strength -- at least on vertical loads.
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