Building a new skyscraper with 3D printer scaffolds
A new skyscrapers construction project uses 3D printing technology to build a scaffold-like structure that is similar to those used in traditional scaffolding.
The new structure is part of a $100 million project to build two towers in downtown Chicago.
The project will include three towers totaling nearly 8,000 feet, as well as three parking garages, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The first tower will include a 1,200-foot-tall, 36-story office building.
The second tower will be 4,000-foot tall and 1,000 stories tall.
The third tower will measure 8,800 feet and will be a hotel.
The project is part on the construction of the towers, which will span about 1.6 acres and will serve as the tallest building in the city.
The tower will have a total height of about 4,800 stories.
The structures will be powered by a hydroelectric turbine and will include “biomass, solar energy and battery technology.”
The project was funded by the city of Chicago and the American Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Bloomberg Business reported.
The scaffolding will be built with a new manufacturing technology called a 3D printed scaffolding material.
The material is used to create a structural scaffold, which is a building structure that resembles a piece of wood or plastic.
It is made from a material called 3-D printing polyethylene, or PMMA.
The scaffolding is used for a variety of projects, including building structures, and has a long history in construction.
The process involves using a printer to print plastic, or polymers, and then using a 3-dimensional printer to build the scaffolding, according Bloomberg.