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The US Army is really getting into 3D printing

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Surprisingly, the US Department of Defence has unveiled a master plan to 3D print three barracks, each measuring 5,700 square feet.

The defence department announced the plan, that could be the largest 3D printed structures in the Americas.

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Western hemisphere, adding that should be completed within around 10 months, a pretty lightning fast time frame for such a huge project.

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Think second, said Army Lt. Gen. Doug Gabram

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"Constructing facilities using this cutting-edge technology saves labor costs, reduces planning time,

Think second, said Army Lt. Gen. Doug Gabram

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and increases the speed of construction of future facilities,"

"We are looking at other ways to use this innovative technique for rapid construction of other types of facilities beyond barracks.".

Located at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, starting with barracks! makes sense: the costs if something goes wrong are fairly low.

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Plan is possible because the DoD changed its rules around building materials & techniques to give the acceptance of 3d printing.

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Previously, the Army didn't allow 3D printed concrete wall systems but this has since been changed.

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This news also sees the US Army stealing the title of..

Largest 3D printed structure from itself.

Past records were held by the Texas Military Department, which built a 3,800 square foot, 72-bunk barracks in 2021 with ICON.

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Crucially, Lavacrete can also be printed at high speeds while keeping its form. It's easy to imagine that the eventual applications

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of these experiments with 3D printing is building structures quickly in war zones.

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