This method saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste, cuts down on time by 50-70 percent, and cuts labor costs from 50-80 percent
At this rate, could a giant 3D printer one day spit out an entire city?
Many city dwellers have complained about new buildings looking increasingly fabricated. But what if they actually were, with no human hands involved? WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co., a Chinese architectural materials company with more than 70 patents to its name, has now come up with a way to construct a 12,000 square-foot home – a kind of McMansion – out of 3D printed blocks.
A special technique has resulted in a concrete building that, while requiring paint to be attractive, still manages to be perfectly functional.
The printer that created these buildings is 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, larger than most rooms, but it works on basically the same principles as one of MakerBot’s printers. It uses a nozzle to pump a mix of concrete, sand and fiberglass (which are recycled; the company’s name seems to translate to ‘Surplus’) onto a flat substrate, slowly accumulating into a tough material that can be buffed to create a smoother edge and/or overlaid with various traditional-looking decorative elements. A zigzag design inside the pieces helps reinforce them, similar to corrugated cardboard.
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- Sakuu Opens Battery Printing and Engineering Facility in Silicon Valleyon August 4, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Sakuu, developer of the world’s first 3D printed solid-state ba ttery, announced the opening of an engineering hub for its battery platform printing initiatives in Silicon Valle ...
- How would a 3D printer make a home? Iowa company Alquist 3D explainson August 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm
A 3D printer could make all four walls of a 1,500-square-foot home in about 22 hours, saving on time and materials.
- Home, sweet, 3D-printed home: An Iowa company wants to build your next house, one layer at a timeon August 4, 2022 at 3:30 am
Iowa City-based company Alquist 3D plans to print 20 homes in southwest Iowa next year, with the goal of achieving economies of scale.
- UMaine constructing a prototype house of 3d-printed materials including wood 'residuals'on August 4, 2022 at 2:36 am
The University of Maine said it is home to the world’s largest polymer 3D printer in its Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC).
- These 3D-printed dirt walls grow a garden when you water themon August 3, 2022 at 11:00 pm
A team of designers in Jerusalem wants to swap concrete and reinforcement steel for living walls entirely made of natural materials.
- This 3D-printed house features an ultra-modern interior and smart technology — see insideon August 3, 2022 at 6:38 am
The architecture firm Mense-Korte completed Germany's first 3D-printed house in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia, in western Germany, in August 2021. The printing process took eight months. The company ...
- UMaine Constructing a Prototype House of Affordable 3D-printed Sustainable Composite Materialson August 1, 2022 at 1:43 pm
Researchers at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center are deploying a giant 3D printer to create a prototype house using sustainable composite materials.
- Revolutionizing the Construction Industry: 3D Printing Homeson August 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review some of the latest developments in construction 3D printing with CEMEX and COBOD.
- First two-story, 3D printed house being built on Wolfe Islandon July 29, 2022 at 2:24 pm
A company called nidus3D is using 3D printing technology to built Canada’s first two-story house on Wolfe Island.
- How 3D printers can inspire innovation and reduce wasteon July 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
D printers might have originally been used to create prototypes and product models, but the industry is expanding to produce larger-scale products—and even medical devices.
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