Since antiquity, humans have used bricks to create roads. The downside of building with bricks is that it takes a long time to construct the brick road, especially if it has a complicated pattern.
In the last decade, engineering has discovered a way to speed this up. The Road Printer, by RPS, revolutionizes the way brick walkways and roads are constructed, by allowing them to be assembled vertically, and then slide down a ramp slowly to rest on the ground. This allows pavers to assemble 500 meters of road a day.
art printer, part pasta press, this remarkable machine can spit out a perfectly uniform sheet of brick walkway up to 20 feet wide. As construction workers insert bricks into the machine’s forward compartment, Road Printer automatically processes the bricks and spits the assembled road from its rear, leaving a meticulously crafted path in its way.
The green machine runs entirely on electricity, moving at a speed of 13 feet per minute. According to Tech Insider, RoadPrinter can lay upwards of 5,300 square feet of bricks in a single day.