3D printing is rapidly finding applications in Civil and Construction engineering. Winsun, a China based company has developed huge 3D printer (about 6.6mx10mx32m in size) capable of printing building blocks at a rapid rate. These 3D printed blocks can then be used to construct houses quickly and at very economical costs. Winsun recently demonstrated their rapid construction technology by building about 10 houses in just 24 hours. Each of these homes cost less than $5000, including labor charges. Will that put an end to the eternal housing problem around the world; needs to be seen.
China has been growing at a breakneck speed, resulting into requirement of constructing various housing needs - from Skyscrapers to small homes. On the outskirts of the major cities, the need for constructing cheap homes in quickest possible times has grown significantly in the recent times. Winsun has come up with an innovative solution to address this problem with their badass 3D printer. The printer prints building blocks using recycled material and construction waste. The blocks are then assembled at the construction site. Check out the following video that shows how these houses are constructed.
Do you think 3D printing will bring a revolution in the construction business?
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