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April 19, 2012

Contour Crafting printing structures on the moon

Contour Crafting Simulation plan for planetary infrastructure buildup (29 pages, 121 megabytes) Contour Crafting is a system for printing with cement like a very large ink jet printer. It has made 1 story structures here on earth.


Basic infrastructure elements:
– Landing pad
– Blast protection wall
– Roads
– Shade walls
– Hangars


Other structures:
–Human habitat
–Green house
–Laboratories
–Fuel vessels

ISRU Materials:
• Sulfur concrete
• Molten regolith
• Tensile reinforcement

Methods:
•Layered without formwork







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