I was excited to hear from my friend Hans Fouche that together with some University of Pretoria students he is working on printing entire houses in concrete using his big "Cheetah" 3D printers:
For those interested in this there have been several articles written on this in the past:
- Buildings Made with a Printer
- A 3-D Printed House?
- The Robot That Can Print a Real House in 24 Hours
- How Much Money Could 3D Home Printing Save?
Hans is a member of the Maxum Incubation Programme at The Innovation Hub.
(I am a mentor for the programme).
Update: thanks to Kevin Creasey for also referring me to the fascinating article "How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste" about Chinese company WinSun that can print ten buildings in a day - using discarded construction materials like mine tailings and other waste (more pictures and videos here).