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One Man's Ambitious Project: A 3D Printed Castle

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One Man's Ambitious Project: A 3D Printed Castle

We’ve seen 3D printers used in lots of crazy places to build lots of previously impossible structures, from printers sent into space, to 3D printed car parts and even guns, the technology has seemingly endless uses. But throughout all of these, we have never seen a 3D printing project on a scale as grand as this one.

US based building contractor, Andrey Rudenko, has spent the last two years building an entire castle using a 3D printer. His innovative machine uses a robotic nozzle to ‘print’ out liquid concrete in layers according to a computer controlled pattern. As the layers build up, it is able to construct a complete, but more importantly stable building. This technique is similar to that being used by a Chinese company which is building 3D printed houses and buildings, although Rudenko believes that his design allows for the construction of better quality buildings.

While the castle project took two years to complete, Rudenko has big plans for the future. He intends to collaborate to build a complete 3D printed house, as a single piece. He believes that his technology is now sufficiently optimized that he has printed at a much faster rate as well.

Until then, you can check out this amazing gallery of his completely 3D printed castle below:

Image: © 2014 Andrey Rudenko

Image: © 2014 Andrey Rudenko

Image: © 2014 Andrey Rudenko

Image: © 2014 Andrey Rudenko

 

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