Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2006 Vol.1, No.3

 

 

Title: Mega-scale fabrication by Contour Crafting

 

Author: Behrokh Khoshnevis, Dooil Hwang, Ke-Thia Yao, Zhenghao Yeh

 

Addresses:
Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0193, USA.
Information Science Institute, University of Southern California, 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA.
Information Science Institute, University of Southern California, 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA.
Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

 

Abstract: Contour Crafting is a mega scale layered fabrication process which builds large scale three-dimensional parts by depositing paste materials layer by layer at unprecedented speed and with superior surface quality. This paper presents an overview of related research activities and the progress aimed at extending the technology to construction of residential housing units and civil structures.

 

Keywords: contour crafting; layered manufacturing; mega scale fabrication; cement extrusion; construction automation; house construction; lunar construction; residential housing; civil structures; material deposition.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2006.009791

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2006 Vol.1, No.3, pp.301 - 320

 

Available online: 12 May 2006

 

 

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