Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Your Home Your Way

3D printing will bring with it the ultimate in customization combined with the precision and ease of manufacturing. One of the best examples of this is the ability to custom build your own home in less than 24 hours. This concept, brought to you by Contour Crafting, will allow for your entire house, wiring and plumbing included, to be built by a giant 3D printer that can be transferred to and from a construction site. Because of this building procedure many of the previous restrictions of current construction will disintegrate and everything from curved walls to odd shaped windows will be possible. I personally cannot wait to see the rows of houses no longer just slight modifications of each other, but each an entirely unique personal creation. Issues may include cost, job displacement, short-term feasibility, but with the rest of the world moving from man-made to machine-made, will our homes be next?

Check out Contour Crafting CEO Behrokh Khoshnevis at TEDxOjai talk about what his company has to offer: