An Entire House Was 3D Printed Within a Single Day

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:11PM
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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:11PM
An Entire House Was 3D Printed Within a Single Day
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Home construction is normally quite a challenge. To produce a fully livable house can take months, and as the global population continues to rise, the demand for affordable housing is only going to grow. Because most companies don't try to complete the whole thing in less than a day.

Looking for a way to overcome this challenge, San Francisco-based company Apis Cor has settled on a unique method of creating affordable, custom built houses that can be produced in a single twenty four hour period: 3D printing. The company has completed the world's first 3D printed house on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, and claims to have done so in less than a day. In total, the entire project cost a mere $11,000 - the most expensive part of which, according to Apis Cor, was the doors and windows; elements that can't yet be 3D printed.



In spite of the low cost of the house, and the image that the term "3D printing" might conjur, this isn't a flimsy plastic shell, but a solid concrete structure that features all the amenities you'd want from a standard home, with some electronics and appliances provided by a partnership with Samsung. If this form of building manufacture grows in popularity, it could become commonplace to see buildings erected in a fraction of the standard time that it currently takes. This means a dramatic reduction in construction cost, and may lead to future Apis Cor customers being able to customize the design of their homes to fit any circumstance or personal need.

While there are limitations to what the technology can currently achieve, it's clear that there are some fantastic advances to be made in the field of construction through the use of 3D printing technology. Considering that Apis Cor has secured that lucrative partnership with Samsung, it's worth keeping an eye on what well could be the future of customizable homes.

Via: Live Science
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