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MIT Researchers create 3D printer capable of printing buildings
09 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
MIT’s Mediated Matter Group has unveiled a 3D priniting robot capable of printing an entire building
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new breakthrough in the architectural applications of 3D printing, with the design of a system that can produce the basic structure of an entire building.

MIT’s Mediated Matter Group claim that the machine they have invented will eventually produce buildings faster than traditional construction methods.

What’s more, a structure could be customised to the needs of a particular site, with different materials and densities incorporated to provide optimum combinations of strength and insulation.

The Digital Construction Platform (DCP), consists of a tracked vehicle that carries an industrial robotic arm, with a smaller, precision-motion robotic arm attached, can be used to direct construction nozzles.

Unlike typical 3D printing systems this free-moving system can construct an object of any size. To prove the concept, the researchers used a prototype to build the basic structure of a 50ft (15.2m) diameter, 12ft (3.6m) high dome. The structure was completed in less than 14 hours.

Neri Oxman, group director and associate professor at MIT, says “It’s not merely a printer, but an entirely new way of thinking about making. Our system points to a future vision of digital construction that enables new possibilities on our planet and beyond.”
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IAAPA 2017: Alterface launches new Wander system
22 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Belgian interactive and media-based attraction design firm Alterface has launched Wander, a scalable, interactive solution, designed to give visitors a ‘truly personalised’ experience.
Simworx partners with Interlink for world-first attraction
22 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Dynamic media-based attraction specialist Simworx has announced a new partnership with Interlink, that will see the creation of the Immersive Superflume, a brand-new ride concept.
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches
16 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. Paradrop VR - which has already sold its first unit to the Universe Science Park in Denmark - is an IP- protected, world-first attraction that enables riders to experience paragliding.
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office
16 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US.
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm
15 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Timbalaya, the story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait.
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze
15 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Triotech has announced a major partnership with Ubisoft, with plans to create a virtual reality maze based on the Assassin’s Creed IP.
Final opportunity to enter the Gold Standard Fitness Awards 2018
15 Nov 2017 . BY Dean Fox
Optimum Nutrition is proud to announce that the Gold Standard Fitness Awards returns for 2017 to acknowledge the outstanding work of fitness professionals across the UK.
Stay ahead of the game with SPATEX 2018
10 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
In this fast moving, trend-led industry, to stay relevant, health clubs need to keep ahead. SPATEX 2018 is here to help you do just that.
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The Ned London named European Hotel of the Year at AHEAD Awards
An elegant London hotel situated in a converted former bank building has been named the best new hotel in Europe at a ceremony held by the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD).
Snøhetta and HOK join forces to design 'new kind of ballpark' promoting sport, wellness and culture in Oakland
Four international design firms are combining to create a new stadium for US baseball team The Oakland Athletics, better known as the A’s.
IAAPA 2017: Universal's Thierry Coup on taking immersive design to the next level
The man behind Universal Studios’ most successful visitor attractions says operators looking to stay ahead of the curve must go above and beyond to deliver new levels of immersive experiences.
Four Seasons to open urban spa resort in Sao Paolo
Luxury operator Four Seasons has announced plans to open its first property in Brazil in 2018.
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