Earlier this year we told you about 3D printing, and it’s remarkable capability to build a home within one day. The technology is also called contour crafting and can build a 2,500 sq. ft. home in about 20 hours. In our blog, we highlighted Behrokh Khoshnevis, the professor of the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at […]
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One important facet of this technology is its ability to quickly build homes after natural disasters or even to provide adequate shelter to those throughout the world who are homeless for various other reasons. The construction process in 3D printing reduces waste and offers less noise, dust and emissions.
The technology is versatile as all you have to change is the computer program if you want to make a modification to the plan.
At the time our post was published the technology had not arrived on the commercial market.
But at the end of May 2014 an article in International Business Times
announced soon you can buy the world’s first commercial house 3d printer. A Slovenian firm BetAbram has designed a 3D printer for printing houses which they plan to release in August 2014. It will retail for approximately $16,000 and roll out under the name BetAbram P3.
However, the first 3D printer the company plans to roll out can only print buildings measuring 12 square meters; the company has thus far only produced miniature houses and sculptures using the printer. BetAbram plans to follow up by releasing other 3D printers in September which will print structures up to 144 square meters.
This is a technology we plan to keep our eye on. As it develops and becomes more widely available, we expect it could change how J. Thompson Builders builds homes.