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Concrete 3D printing/formwork casting.
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Storyboard Description
Concrete 3D printing/casting storyboard designed to train crew members to use local materials in Base Camp construction. It also can be used in scientific studies to test materials and create better material mix recipes. Cement origination for concrete mixing is not covered in this story, by default it's brought from Earth, unless there is a way to produce it locally, which can be a part of a science task. Innovative reinforcements like metal helix reinforcement or carbon/glass fibers added into concrete mix eliminate the need of traditional rebars.
Concrete is cast directly in formworks prepared outdoor or printed in designed shapes using a 3D printer robot which extruder hose is connected to the concrete mixer. Concrete can also be brought to any given location and extruded using a handheld tool to bind rocks and pave soil.

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