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  • 3D Printing: The Future of Home Construction

    They’re working in California. It’s happening in Amsterdam. China too. Around the globe, architects are racing to be the first to build what could be the future of home construction — 3D printing.

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    The technology, currently being used to make iPhone cases, instruments and even guns, has the potential to revolutionize the housing industry. Those at the forefront believe 3D printed houses have an advantage in two key areas: affordability and customization. For example, a Chinese company named Winsun claims to have built 10 3D printed houses in just one day for the sticker price of $5,000.

    3D objects are created through a process of layering, as each layer works as a horizontal cross-section. Several companies offer small versions made for the home for around $1,000 on the low end. Building an entire house quite clearly requires a much bigger version of a printer, which is currently a developmental goal of University of Southern California professors, Dutch architects and others spread throughout the world.

    The movement has more momentum and backing than ever, allowing the professionals to dream of the possibilities. The low cost would be of major benefit to developing countries, providing affordable, ecological housing to those in desperate need. Customization would also be easily achievable, as an average home buyer would be far less restricted in their design options.

    3D printing is still far from being the go-to option for building a home, as the current technology is more fit to build just outer shells without wiring, plumbing and other essentials. It may ultimately take years before we see production on a mass scale, but 3D printing could change everything we know about building a house.

    To find out more about the current state of 3D printing go to: Business Insider

    Photo courtesy of: Dus Architects

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