Futurism reports on a stunning breakthrough for the world of 3D printing. A residential home in Russia was 3D printed in 24 hours for just a little over $10,000.
This beautiful abode was developed and 3D printed by Russian company Apis Cor., “dedicated to building the world with printing.” The house was printed in the town Stupino, a region just outside Moscow.
“Construction took [a mere] 24 freezing hours [in December of 2016], through temperatures of -35C degrees (-31F degrees). The home, equipped with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a hallway, was made on-site, a world’s first for 3D printed buildings constructed in that amount of time.” This 38-square-meter (409-square-foot) marvel cost $10,134 to create, “including the expenses of work, materials for the construction, and furnishing. That’s $275 per square meter, but the company is confident that a square house with a simpler design and averagely priced materials would cost only $223 per square meter.”
As plainly illustrated in Apis Cor.’s video, “the construction of the home was made possible by a mobile 3D printer. Once the mobile printer had completed the walls, it was removed with a crane manipulator to allow manual workers to come in and finish the job.”
To conclude, Apis Cor. argues “its method of 3D printing homes cuts 70% of costs compared to traditional methods. The company is prepared to help the construction industry pivot to 3D printing for future homes around the world.”
Image and Video Courtesy of Apis Cor.
Quotes Courtesy of Futurism