Spray and walk away

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - 3D TECHNOLOGY -

A com­pany in China has used gi­ant 3D print­ers to make sin­gle-storey houses.

Win­Sun used four 10m x 6.6m print­ers to spray a mix­ture of ce­ment and re­cy­cled con­struc­tion waste to build the walls, layer by layer – ‘build­ing’ 10 houses of up to 200sqm each in Shang­hai’s Qingpu district for un­der $ 5000 each.

The ten houses were built in less than 24 hours out of re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

The com­pany plans to build an en­tire villa with their printer and will build 100 re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties around China to help keep up with de­mand. China has also an­nounced the first 3D printed house project will be lo­cated in Qing­dao.

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