from rapid-prototyping we arrive to the [obvious] next step: rapid-production. it’s still a little rough, but it’s a first step to large scale, high quality production system directly from a digital design.
printing in stone brings us one step closer to a future reality: the ability to print our own buildings exactly as we designed them, directly on site.
according to the company, D-Shape printed material is very similar to marble and environmentally friendly, “with a resistance and traction much superior to Portland Cement, so much so that there is no need to use iron to reinforce the structure.”
i’m eager to see real aplications from this system!