3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS A CHEAPER AND FASTER METHOD TO BUILDING QUALITY HOMES
Housing has always been a problem, especially to the younger generations. Gone are the days when a home can easily be attained as long as you were working a stable day job. The economy now is far different from before. Nowadays, buying a home would require you to work several jobs and blow your savings.
The advent of 3D printing brought forth a plethora of possibilities. One of those is the ability to 3D print full-blown livable homes. This particular housing printing project made use of a printer called the Vulcan. It managed to print a home measuring 350 square feet. This took about 48 hours and cost around $10,000.
It was even calculated that the Vulcan’s speed at the time could easily build a tiny home measuring around 600-800 square feet within 24 hours. The construction would cost downwards from $4,000.
While the test run took place in Austin, Texas, the companies plan to produce their first string of homes next year in El Salvador, a country whose rough terrain and frequent floods have made housing construction difficult. From there, they hope to provide safe homes to some of the 1.3 billion people around the world residing in slums.
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