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Printing houses … on the cheap

A Chinese company has used a 3D printer to create 10 houses in a single day. The Shang Hai company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering made the simple houses mostly of concrete. They printed parts and then assembled them into 2,100-sq. ft....

April 15, 2014   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A Chinese company has used a 3D printer to create 10 houses in a single day. The Shang Hai company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering made the simple houses mostly of concrete. They printed parts and then assembled them into 2,100-sq. ft. homes, using little labour and costing approximately $4,800 U.S. each.

The company uses a giant printer that 490 feet long by 33 feet wide and 20 feet deep to print the parts.

The company also intends to open 1,000 recycling factories to convert waste into concrete “ink.”

In Amsterdam work has begun on printing an entire 13 room house, including the furniture.

Source: Phys.org (Article by Bob Yirka, published April 7, 2014). Click here.


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