chinese company 3D prints 10 recycled concrete houses in 24 hours
all images courtesy winsun new materials
winsun new materials, a chinese company based in suzhou, china, has managed to print 10 full-sized eco-friendly houses in just one day. measuring 200 square meters and costing $4,800 USD to build, each dwelling was created in under a few hours entirely out of recycled construction and industrial waste with an enormous 3D printer. instead of using bricks and mortar, the system extrudes a mix of high-grade cement and glass fiber material, layer by layer, similar to traditional rapid prototyping processes. using CAD for the architectural plan, calculated tracing paths consider insulation materials, plumbing, electrical lining and windows, which can later be outfitted once the rest of the structure is assembled.
the 3-D printer used for the construction measures 6.6 m x 10 m and is 150 m long
a video overviewing the 3D printing technology
the 3D printed homes are assembled in shanghai on site
the process can print 10 full-sized eco-friendly houses in just one day
3D printing process