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NASA Challenges Teams in Final Phase of Mars Habitat Building Contest

NASA announced Nov. 7 its plans to begin accepting entries for the third and final phase of its Mars habitat design challenge. NASA plans to use robots to build structures for people to live in on Mars and the moon, Click Orlando reported....


NASA Awards $250K to Tenn. Team at Caterpillar-Sponsored 3D Printing Competition

NASA is making progress and awarding prizes in its competition to build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration. The agency has awarded first place and a prize of $250,000 to Team Foster + Partners of Branch Technology in Chattanooga, Tenn., for successfully completing Phase 2: Level 3 of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a NASA's Centennial Challenges prize competition....


U.S. Army Embraces 3D Printing, Reduces Construction Costs

The U.S. Army recently built a barracks hut from 3D-printed concrete. The 512-sq.ft. building was created at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Ill., by the Army's three-year-long Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) program....


Caterpillar, NASA Host Out-of-This-World 3D Printing Contest

Caterpillar is sponsoring NASA's 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, where teams will compete to build structures that could one day be used in construction on Mars. The four-day event, which begins Aug....


3D Concrete Printing Market Projected to Grow in Coming Years

New research by Technavio shows that the 3D concrete printing market is projected to grow more than 12 percent over the next five years. According to Technavio, the global growth can be attributed to these three key factors:Increased Cost-Effectiveness — using 3D-printed pieces of concrete saves both time and money, including reducing transportation and storage costs....


Holograms Could Speed Up Construction Projects

Employees at Gilbane Building Company, a commercial construction firm based in Rhode Island, usually work off paper blueprints or with digital models that they view on computers or iPads. But Gilbane senior manager John Myers now gets a closer look by putting Microsoft's augmented-reality computer, HoloLens, on his head....






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