Robots entered in the business of house development : 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $10,000 in just 24 hours, will be this technology able to help for space explorations? let’s check out!
How Much Does a 3D Printed House Cost?
Innovations coming to the market. Like they desktop counterpart, large concrete 3D printers, for example, had a rather high price tag when they first launched.
But, just as with most technologies, the prices are dropping as new, better and more affordable products are being developed. Also helping prices to lower are new, innovative concrete mixes.
- New Story, a housing nonprofit based in San Francisco , and Icon, a construction-technology company that designs 3D printers, were able to by produce a $10,000 tiny home in just 48 hours.
Their product, Vulcan II 3D Printer, is capable of producing walls that are up to eight-and-a-half feet tall and up to 28 feet wide.
The printer churns out layers of cement, which amass to form the walls of the home. Non-printed fixtures like doors and windows are installed later. This is “the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America.” [Source NewStory]
- Apis Cor is a Russian company that developed a mobile construction 3D printer capable of printing whole buildings completely on site.
To demonstrate the potential and the abilities of their mobile construction 3D printer, Apis Cor built a 410-square-foot house. The house cost the company approximately $10,150, an incredibly low amount for constructing a home. [Source Apis Cors]
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The team MARSHA Alpha from AI Space Factory successful achieve victory of the NASA Centennial Competition for 3D printed Habitat Challenge.
- This 3D Printed house build by a industrial robotic arm required three days to complete on 1:3 scale.
The house includes some “non-printed” elements like windows and doors . Once ready the house is tested to be capable to withstand force and sealed from the external environment.