A Russian company has successfully put up a 3D-Printed house in less than 24 hours, it has been reported.
Reports indicate that the company, Apis Cor, used its proprietary 3D printing technologies and procedures to successfully put up the relatively large house on its facilities in Russia.
The CEO of the company, Nikita Chen-Yu-Tai, said that the motivation for creating the house arose from the need to improve the manner in which people in the world live.
‘I was inspired to develop this new type of the machine and invent the new 3D procedures as a way of helping improve the living conditions of people in the world,’ he said.
According to reports, the new process is revolutionary because of the way it eliminates the need for companies involved in the industry to first print the various parts of the house before moving them to the site of the house to be constructed.
In practice, the use of 3D printing technology in the construction industry has been clumsy and messy because of the need for companies to print the various parts of the house offsite before transporting them to the site of the house.
Often, the process has been lengthy because companies have to assemble the parts carefully.
However, the new process developed by Apis-Cor dramatically cuts down on the time that it takes to successfully put up a house using 3D technology.
Interestingly, the company has reported that the total cost of putting up the new structure was less than $10,000.
Reports indicate that all the parts of the house were printed using concrete mixture and at the site. The special printer, mounted on cranes, is said to have successfully printed all the walls, partitions and other parts of the house in less than 24 hours.
Once the special 3D printer had printed the walls and partitions of the house, it was carefully lifted to allow the more delicate procedures of fitting the roof and doing the finishing to be carried out.
The final steps of the process, which involved painting the walls and fixing various components of the house, were carried out in record time, it has been reported.
This development is set to change the manner in which 3D printing technology is used in the construction industry, given the manner in which it can be used to speed up the process and cut down the costs.