When I saw this article today, I though Can you print a house using a 3D printer?
This seems like a the first real use of the 3D printing technology that could really take off. The pilot in this case was to identify IF it is possible with the goal of cheap housing. In this case the house costs around $10,000 USD.
From their press release:
“The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region. The Apis Cor and PIK companies have successfully completed the project which was announced in December 2016.
How it was built
In December 2016, the Apis Cor company in cooperation with PIK proceeded to print the building using a mobile 3D printer. Construction took place at the Apis Cor company’s test facility in the town of Stupino, on the territory of the Stupino aerated concrete factory. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours.”
Think about these possibilities – what if you could:
- If there was a fire, your insurance company could put you back in a “new” house in less than a month. I would think you would want a different design but you get the picture.
- In 3rd world countries, you could replace shanty towns with cheap housing (just like this house).
- What if you could “print” other large structures, buildings, fences etc.
- How about Art? I bet a couple of clever people could get this machine to do wonders!
Watch the YouTube Clip
I hope you enjoyed this story, seems like the future could be bright! I am wondering how can I get a franchise!? So apparently you can print a house using a 3D printer.