The Stone Spray Robot Creates Intricate Castles

 - Aug 5, 2012
References: vimeo & stonespray
A new interesting form of architecture has been developed in the form of a 3D printer called the 'Stone Spray Robot.' This eco-friendly robot utilizes on site sand or dirt in combination with a binder component that holds the mixture together when it hits the surface and solidifies the sand.

Developed by a group of researchers consisting of Inder Shergil, Anna Kulik and Petr Novikov, with supervision from members of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Sand Spray Robot is unlike any other 3D printer robots because it can print in a multi-directional manner, even on some vertical surfaces.

Under the supervision of a computer operator that is connected to the robot, intricate sculptures and designs can be created in any form. With the added use of any kind of framework, designs become much stronger and usually take about an hour to solidify.