As technology continues to race ahead, leaps are being made in the field of rapid prototyping and 3D printing as well. While the past few years have seen the technology move into the area of art and even food for the first time, now it is going even further.
A Dutch architect named Janjapp Ruijssenaars just announced that he is planning to construct an entire house using 3D printing, and he expect the project to be finished sometime in 2014. While the project is certainly not cheaper than using traditional building methods since it will cost between an estimated $5 million to $7 million, the building is being hailed as groundbreaking in the industry.
To create the house, he currently plans to use a very large machine that will deposit sand and a binding agent in small layers, building the layers up to create six by nine meter sections of a material that is similar to stone.