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There is a new, fairly-long and detailed, article on 3D printing of buildings in NextBigFuture, on 19 Sep 2013. May help us improve the Wikipedia article. Cheers. N2e (talk) 03:58, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Can include any pictures?. Thanks in advance. --Lagoset (talk) 01:56, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 8 April 2016[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved (non-admin closure) (with lower caps for "printing" per WP:MOS). InsertCleverPhraseHere 08:08, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Building printingConstruction 3D Printing – The term 'building 3D Printing' is not in conventional use and does not adequately describe the emerging field of 3D printing within the construction industry, which will be used to fabricate individual construction elements, parts of or entire buildings, bridges and other structures. The PhD thesis by Gardiner 2011 [1] pages 41-43, described exisiting terminology of the time and proposed the alternative term 'Construction 3D Printing', from other terms in use such as 'Additive Manufacturing for Construction'. Under the wikipedia naming convention policies and guidelines (especially - precision, naturalness, consistency, recognisability): accordingly the following arguments can be made to suggest that 'Building Printing' is not an accurate term: 1. The standard term for the industry that creates structures within our built environment is 'Construction Industry', the term building industry is a much less recognised term ('Construction Industry' google - 109m results, 'Building Industry' 58m results). The term 'building' can also be interpreted to mean a building such as a house, which is one type of many structures created by the construction industry. 2. The shortening of the '3D printing' to 'printing' - which this article clearly refers to, creates ambiguity within the title. One could interpret building printing as a two dimensional decorative technique akin to printing fabrics and hence a number of unrelated techniques could be discussed under this same heading. Fabrication of three dimensional elements using 3D printing techniques should correctly use the full term '3D printing' to reduce ambiguity. A search for 3D printing under wikipedia would then also correctly capture construction 3D printing. Fahnjim 03:49, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose the cap Printing. Neutral on the rest so far. Dicklyon (talk) 17:18, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.