Researchers at the University of Nantes (IRCCyN) in conjunction with the university’s subsidiary, CAPACITES SAS, are currently in the process of developing faster 3D printing technologies and materials in order to print large structures that can be used as emergency shelters.
Rather than taking days to construct and 3D print the emergency shelter the team has been able to create level structures in just 30 minutes using the INNOprint 3D printer that consists of a shooter robotic arm.
The 3m x 3m x 3m structure is fully sealed, insulated and ready to lead them in just 20-30 minutes and the concept would be to ship the robotic 3D printing arm together with all the raw materials required to create the housing that can be used for several months or until more permanent structures are established within the disaster area.
Watch the video below to see how the INNOprint 3D printer creates the structure that is still under development and will need further testing to see how it withstands the environmental elements that still may be evident in the disaster zone.
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