One of the threads we come back to regularly on CFile is machine-assisted bricklaying. We’ve found it in the architectural field and with site-specific installations. One other obvious place we could look is the field of civil engineering, where RP Systems, a company out of Belgium, has created a machine called the Road Printer.
Aptly-named, the Road Printer allows workers to lay brick in a meters-wide sheet, as we can see in the video below.
Workers operating the machine arrange the bricks up top, the company states. Once the bricks are loaded, they slide down an incline, resting in the same arrangement. In addition to making bricklaying more efficient, the machine also makes the workers’ jobs easier because they do not have to get on their hands and knees to fix the edges.
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