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Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 28, 2014

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A private company located in eastern China has printed ten full-size houses using a huge 3D printer in the space of a day. The process utilizes quick-drying cement, but the creators are being careful not to reveal the secrets of the technology.

China’s WinSun company, used a system of four 10 meter wide by 6.6 meter high printers with multi-directional sprays to create the houses. Cement and construction waste was used to build the walls layer-by-layer, state news agency Xinhua reported.

“To obtain natural stone, we have to employ miners, dig up blocks of stone and saw them into pieces. This badly damages the environment,” stated Ma Yihe, the inventor of the printers. Yihe has been designing 3D printers for 12 years and believes his process to be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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North Korea Experiences Construction Boom Ahead Of 2012 Events

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 24, 2011

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The capital of North Korea is going through a construction boom, and its biggest project in more than a decade started at the beginning of this month.

Associated Press Television News in North Korea on Friday showed a large area in the center of Pyongyang that has been turned into a huge construction site – part of an effort to build 100,000 new apartments in North Korea’s capital by 2012.

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung and is seen as a highly significant year because Kim, who died in 1994, is considered to be the country’s “eternal president.”

North Korean authorities have set 2012 as a deadline for attaining the status of “a strong and prosperous nation.” Read the rest of this entry »

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