Industrious contractor Andrey Rudenko has designed and built his very own concrete 3D printer in his garage to help create and build houses and concrete 3D printed structures.
The concrete 3D printer has been built using an Arduino Mega 2560 based RepRap RAMPS style controller combined with NEMA34 stepper motors. Which are powered by a custom-built open source THB6064AH based driver created by James at MassMind.
For the printing material Andrey has developed his very own blend of concrete which he has engineered with specific strength and drying times allowing the concrete 3D printer to be able to make the most effective components possible.
The specially created concrete is made up of regular concrete mix, sand, and additives and even though it may not dry quickly it is perfect for 3D printing concrete structures that can be then used to build houses. Check out the video below to see this awesome and innovative concrete 3D printer in action.
Andrey will be officially unveiling his concrete 3D printer during the summer months of this year and is currently busy 3D printing a playhouse sized castle from concrete to demonstrate the capabilities of his new concrete 3D printer.
Andrey is aiming to collaborate with builders, architects and other companies to help push his concrete 3D printer, that is capable of printing an even stream of concrete 20 mm wide by 5 mm thick even further. For more information on the new concrete 3D printer jump over to the Hack A Day website for details.
Source: Hack A Day
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