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12 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Which is actually happening.

In the Netherlands companies are already printing out building materials.

 

 

 

There's a Saskatchewan company that's heavily investing into the technology for this. The idea is for using it in the far north for building work camps and such as economically as possible with the minimum of heavy equipment flown in. Heard about it on the radio one day.

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On 1/20/2019 at 10:41 PM, Corsair said:

Question for January 21, 2109

 

What historic figure would you like to meet?

Thomas Edison would be among my choices, in the era where he and his company were inventing tons of new stuff. And I see that his beliefs are pretty similar to mine.

 

I'd also love to meet Leonardo da Vinci, but the language barrier would make it hard. Inventor, scientist *and* artist? Mamma Mia!

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2 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Maybe you could print them their own house then. ::D:

 

1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Which is actually happening.

In the Netherlands companies are already printing out building materials.

 

 

 

They are now doing this, not just materials either, but whole homes, and it will likely become the norm soon.  We heard about this at a tech conference last year and it is now a thing that is growing fast.  The printers are set up on the site and the whole house is printed in cement. They can print an average sized, single story home in about a day.  Second floors take more work as one needs to let the first floor cure, run all the electricals and plumbing, and add the prefabricated second floor floors before setting up to print the walls of the second story.  Right now the biggest hurdle to this coming to a neighborhood near you is that building codes haven't caught-up yet in the US or EU, but it is only a matter of time until this becomes the norm.  It is faster, cheaper, stronger, and much more fire resistant than our current wood homes.  It also produces less waste and can be used to recycle all sorts of materials as filler for the cement.

 

This youtube video of the process is mesmerizing.

Another good one

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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

 

They are now doing this, not just materials either, but whole homes, and it will likely become the norm soon.  We heard about this at a tech conference last year and it is now a thing that is growing fast.  The printers are set up on the site and the whole house is printed in cement. They can print an average sized, single story home in about a day.  Second floors take more work as one needs to let the first floor cure, run all the electricals and plumbing, and add the prefabricated second floor floors before setting up to print the walls of the second story.  Right now the biggest hurdle to this coming to a neighborhood near you is that building codes haven't caught-up yet in the US or EU, but it is only a matter of time until this becomes the norm.  It is faster, cheaper, stronger, and much more fire resistant than our current wood homes.  It also produces less waste and can be used to recycle all sorts of materials as filler for the cement.

 

This youtube video of the process is mesmerizing.

Another good one

 

All fascinating but... another set of trade skills lost? Less skilled work available? Glad I'm not young. 

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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:
8 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Maybe you could print them their own house then. ::D:

 

8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Which is actually happening.

In the Netherlands companies are already printing out building materials.

 

 

 

They are now doing this, not just materials either, but whole homes, and it will likely become the norm soon.  We heard about this at a tech conference last year and it is now a thing that is growing fast.  The printers are set up on the site and the whole house is printed in cement. They can print an average sized, single story home in about a day.  Second floors take more work as one needs to let the first floor cure, run all the electricals and plumbing, and add the prefabricated second floor floors before setting up to print the walls of the second story.  Right now the biggest hurdle to this coming to a neighborhood near you is that building codes haven't caught-up yet in the US or EU, but it is only a matter of time until this becomes the norm.  It is faster, cheaper, stronger, and much more fire resistant than our current wood homes.  It also produces less waste and can be used to recycle all sorts of materials as filler for the cement.

 

This youtube video of the process is mesmerizing.

Another good one

There's a fair chance that exo-planet habitats will be built in part with this sort of tech, utilizing local materials. 

 

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/3DPHab/index.html

 

 

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Just now, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

Ooooooh, that's an evil one.  Truly evil, especially given that there are sooooo many choices out there, and each brand has their paints that are awesome, that are good, and that are blehhhhhhhhh/pass.  And you made it even more evil by saying paint LINE, not just paint company.

 

*breathes deeply* If I had to pick only one, out of all of the paints I have access to at the moment?  It isn't Reaper Bones, despite actually rather liking such paints.  It would be Warcolours, because I like their metallics, and the properties of the paints I've used from them.  Bones would be a really stupidly close second though, because I do like the Bones paint - there just isn't as much variety to roll with, and I'm not always in the mood to mix colours...

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4 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

That's easy, the one around the equator, once I find a brush large enough to make it with.

I'm sure that buglips can probably steal, err borrow, um, find one for you. Yeah, that's right FIND...

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11 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

From the past?

Floquil Polly S Fantasy line.

 

From the present?

While I prefer having a mix of different companies paints in my collection, from the brands I’ve tried I’d stick with Reaper.

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20 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

I find Wargames Foundry's sets of triples very useful, so that would be what I use most often.

But Scale 75's reds and yellows give MUCH better pigmentation, so I use them a lot too.

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27 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

If you could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

Reaper. 

(Big however: I have not really tested multiple other paint lines enough to say this with certainty.)

I do have a lot of Reaper.

...Some Vallejo, Ral Partha[?], a tiny few GW, two sets of Scale 75.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

I just did a major switch from Vallejo to Reaper as the main company I buy from. So I would have to say Reaper although I still have a few GW, P3, Scale 75, Coat D'arms and a fair amount of Vallejo Game Color in the collection.

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1 hour ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

To be honest? I prefer Formula P3.

 

I do wish they came in better pots though. Busted pots are the cause of the vast most of my unmarked dropper bottles.

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