Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has come up with a 3D printer concept so massive that it can print an entire 2,500 square foot home, and it can do it in just 24 hours. The printer consists of two crane-like arms and a crossbeam which houses the printhead. By printing super quick drying cement, professor Khoshnevis believes the printer would be capable of completing a two-story building in just under a day.
Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of engineering at the University of Southern California. He wants to solve the world’s housing crisis with 3D printing technology. Not only can the Contour Crafting project potentially help the low-income family with shelter. It could someday be used to build houses on other planets. For the last decade, Khoshnevis has been building a gigantic 3D printer capable of printing an entire home. What makes the Contour Crafting method unique is that it takes into account the conduits for electrical, plumbing, and air conditioning units.