As we thrive and enjoy the presence of advanced technology, it is very common that we encounter new things that often leave us with the wow experience. Sometimes it could be a driverless car, a supercar used as an Uber, a drone, a robot used as a messenger at home, etc. 3D printed homes could perhaps be the next big thing that would leave you surprised as the technology slowly creeps into the engineering world today. Let’s talk more about 3D Printing.
The Duo further reminded us that for every 3D printing, there is a need for software, hardware and materials to work collaboratively.
What are 3D printed Homes?
3D printed homes are homes designed with the aid of a robotic arm with nozzles that pumps out specially formulated cement or concrete. This cement or concrete is said to have the texture of whipped cream. To achieve 3D printed houses, a specially formulated cement is printed according to the architectural design, printed one layer after another till the desired height is reached.
Do 3D printed homes Exist?
Yes, there are about 5 printed homes around the globe at the moment.
I draft this content while staring at one over here in Dubai. It’s called the “office of the future”.
How was 3D printed Building Made in Dubai?
While the building currently functions as a regular home with electricity, water and telecommunication, I must mention that the parts used for this specific 3D building were produced in China. After the parts were printed in China, the building company shipped these parts off to Dubai for installation.
Another one exists in Russia. It’s called Appis Coe Printed house.
The Appis Coe Printed house is a 400 square meter home. This is located in Russia. Unlike its Dubai sister, the Appis Coe Printed home was built from scratch and took about 24 hours to be completed. As beautiful as the Appis Coe Printed home, one would be amazed to learn it costs less than $11,000.
In most cases, these 3D buildings had their walls and foundation printed while other parts like doors and windows were fixed after printing the walls and other structural parts.
But one thing is common with these buildings, they were printed with a small budget and the total cost of labour was reduced by over 50%.
Benefits of 3D Printed House
Reduced labour cost: there is an estimated 50 – 70% reduction in the cost of labour.
Improves aesthetics that would otherwise be difficult with conventional building techniques.
Material wastage is drastically reduced because the 3D printer prints parts with materials required to produce them.
Reduced cost of carrying materials and parts from one point to the other. A higher cost might be incurred when moving the printer to the site where the actual work is to be done!
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