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World’s biggest single structure house 3D printed in one go

A Belgian construction company Kamp is showcasing its creation of the world’s biggest single structure house through 3D printing. The all-new method would result in a shift in worldwide construction as it’s more economical, far more efficient in terms of time consumed in a project, and far more applicable. Once the method gets easily accessible in all parts of the world, it would make a significant impact on the lives of millions.

The technology is new for now to apply it to mainstream construction. However, the model house build by Kamp is big enough to be equipped with features like solar panels and heated floors, etc. The two stories house measures roughly around 970 sq ft and its printing were completed in a period of three weeks. Kamp claims 3D printing construction of such houses would just take approximately two days in the future.

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Bioinspired Structure with 3D Printing

Natural materials are fundamentally different from man-made materials. The first are sourced from nature, while the latter are sourced from a scientific laboratory. Nature materials generally comprise hard and soft phases arranged in complex hierarchical architectures, with characteristic dimensions spanning from the nanoscale to the macroscale. The resulting materials are lightweight and often display unique combinations of strength and toughness, but have proven difficult to mimic synthetically.

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Four Australian among the world’s top ten universities best placed to solve the world’s biggest challenges

Four Australian universities were included in the world’s top ten universities contributing to the planet’s economic and social well-being.

The second Times Higher Education Impact Rankings shine a light on the vital research universities are conducting to tackle these issues, which include climate change, pollution and water scarcity.

Over the past 12 months alone, the world’s universities have developed solutions ranging from life-preserving breathing aids for coronavirus patients, to unleashing the potential of clean fuel-cell energy technology.


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How 3D printing is enabling the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’

3D printing is not just a cool technology for rapid prototyping, modelling and specialist one-off products. It is a fundamental building block of the ‘4th industrial revolution’ that has the potential to transform the way in which production and consumption are connected. This talk explores how this is happening using examples from medical prosthetics, aerospace, disaster relief, and education.

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How bridges are built over water

Bridges built over water are marvels of engineering no matter how shallow or deep the water may be. But how exactly are these bridges built, particularly over deep water? It turns out there are three main techniques for the construction of such bridges and they are battered piles, cofferdams, and caissons.
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