Tools & Equipment
"Not only was it more reliable and easier on our bodies, it also halved the time it takes to complete those types of jobs."
One screw to solve the problem of anchoring into metal studs
A zero-excavation foundation system that mimics the genius of tree roots
Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros
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A no-spline, no-staples, no-stress porch screening system
Turning a two-person job into a one-person job
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An easier way to diagnose hard-to-find heat loss and water leaks behind the walls
"A small twist knob lets you easily open the machine and empty out the dust tray, and since there’s no water, there’s no slurry to dispose of at the end of the day."
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The Hadrian X is loaded through its tail end, by a human. The machine uses half-meter precision blocks, the equivalent of 15 regular house bricks, and so the human needs a forklift to get the job done. That’s basically the only job a human has working with the Hadrian X, apart from helping to place lintels. It’s conceivable both could eventually be automated.
After it’s loaded, the Hadrian X takes over. The blocks move along its conveyor belt being cut, ground, and ultimately fed up the machine’s boom, which is fitted with a robotic arm and a multi-axis stabilization system—the latter being particularly important for working in changing environments. The blocks are then placed (relatively rapidly) using CAD designs and lasers—one on the boom and one on the site—going course by course, laying adhesive and using gravity to set the blocks in, until both the interior and exterior walls are fully erected, complete with router channels for electric and plumbing.
The trades come in day three, while the robot starts another job somewhere else.
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