3D printing technology only took 27 hours to build six houses? It’s incredible as it is, but it’s true.
From space exploration to medical frontier to robot technology, 3D printing technology has great potential in all fields. But perhaps the biggest impact of 3D printing on contemporary human life is low-cost housing. The latest example is a Texas development for homeless people, where the government plans to open a fashionable welcome center and a house that can be completed by 3D printing technology in a day.
The construction company, Icon, was launched at the SXSW Music Festival in Texas in 2018. And it has introduced its technology into Latin America, where it has built the world’s first community of 3D printing.
The Icon Company uses its Vulcan II 3D printer to produce the basic structure of a simple house and to manually add a finished product such as a window, a door and a roof. The company is able to build a house in a very cheap and efficient way. It took 48 hours for the prototype room produced by SXSW and a manufacturing cost of $10,000.
The development project is driven by the local, homeless, non-profit, Mobile Lovees & Fishes, which plans to build more than 500 families in 51 acres (20 hectares). At present, Icon has been working for the second phase of the project and plans to print six 3D-printed houses by the end of the year. The company has completed a total of 500 square feet (46 square meters) of welcome centers, with a total printing time of 27 hours, but it is divided into days.