Check out the attached “road printer” from Road Paving Systems in the Netherlands. The terms “road” and “printer” are used loosely here, it looks like a paver and brick installation device. While the idea of being able to just spit out paver/brick roadways similar to a mouse click in Sim City, is probably every Civil Engineers dream, doesn’t really stack up (see what we did there?) in this case in our minds.
The process looks like it goes through a leveling, and base installation process, and then the printer is deployed. It is fed by workers to lay the bricks as it moves slowly back. We’re not sure it saves a bunch of time here. The difference is that it may save a few backs, as workers can stand and install pavers. We’d love to see this done in San Diego.
Tell us what you think in the comments.