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3D Printed Homes Are Being Built At The Rate Of 10 / Day

By Kaustubh Katdare in 'Civil | Structural', Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Kaustubh Katdare


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    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?

    Source: WSJ


Discussion in 'Civil | Structural' started by Kaustubh Katdare, Apr 24, 2014.

    1. Rajni Jain

      Rajni Jain Star

      Engineering Discipline:
      Computer Science
      One more interesting thing is that ink used in these printers is made from combination of cement and glass fibres.
    2. Ankita Katdare


      Engineering Discipline:
      Computer Science
      Houses built in Asia have no insulation because they are made from cement and bricks. But houses in the U.S. are made from wood. It would be great to see how these houses stand against floods and hurricanes. There should be some testing videos out for public.
    3. Anoop Mathew

      Anoop Mathew Knight

      Engineering Discipline:
      Electronics & Communications
      Looks like the Japanese can have some more fun now - one step closer to their dreams!
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    4. KSS manian

      KSS manian Maniac

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      I assume this will not trail our ancestors innovated techniques
      Unless it has to satisfy the following.
      Fire & Water Proof
      Life span
      Less Maintenance Etc

      I have an another doubt.. How can they going to embedded the electrical, plumbing lines.???
    5. Harshad Italiya


      Engineering Discipline:
      Electronics & Communications
      And still some R&D is going on 3D printer to use some other strong material as a ink and I can see 3D Printer era is coming in next 1-2 years.
      We are also planning to purchase one 3D printer.