3D printing will be essential in the construction of the skyscrapers of the future


Although it seems that there are many improvements things to try to make people see what the cities of the future could be like, the truth is that this allows us, taking into account the licenses that the authors of these projects can take, to see clearly where it seems that the developments and projects that are presented practically daily will take us. One point that practically all these projects have in common is the use of the Print 3D.

On this occasion I want to introduce you to the work carried out by the New York-based company, Arconic. Under the name of The Jetsons, this is how they have baptized this project, they show us how they think it could be a city of the future where, perhaps the most impressive thing about the idea, is the presence of a huge 5 kilometer high skyscraper that would be built using 3D printing technologies.

The Jetsons shows us a future where the use of 3D printing for the construction of skyscrapers would be vital.

According to its creators, The Jetsons project is inspired by an animation series in which our city will be equipped with the most advanced technology. One of the strengths will be 3D printing, a technology that would allow us create a skyscraper almost 5 kilometers high with self-sufficient materials and capable of self-cleaning thanks to a design that opts for an organic façade, self-cleaning technologies and energy protection technologies.

Today there are many buildings where you bet on a organic facade. On this occasion, this concept goes a little further as it would allow us to create a very strong and complex structure, capable of withstanding the demands of the most extreme climates. The self-cleaning technologies would serve to purify the air around the building while, the energy protection technology would shape motorized window structures capable of creating an enclosed glass room in just seconds.

Further information: sciencealert

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