This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134

This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134

Apis Cor has claimed to be the first company to have developed a 3D printer that can print whole buildings on-site.

While 3D-printing might have been faded away in recent years from the spotlight of core “disruptive” technologies, that may shortly change again after a company 3D-printed a whole house in just 24 hours. Placed in Russia, the following 400-square-foot residence, or 37 square meters, was constructed in only a day, at the cost of slightly over $10,000.

This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134

As outlined in the Telegraph, the company Apis Cor, 3D-printing experts located in Russia and San Francisco, produced the house using a mobile printer on-site. According to the organization, the surfaces of the structure were printed and painted in only 24 hours.

This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134

What makes Apis’ method different is that while 3D-printing a house usually involves producing the components off-site and forming the building later, Apis Cor uses a mobile printer to print their apartments on-site. As outlined here, in 2015 the world’s first 3D-printed residence building was created in China, with the compositions printed off-site.

Thus, the Apis method is unique, because it eliminates the necessity to transport the printed sections to the construction place.

The firm stated: “Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours,”.

The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions, and building envelope are printed solely with a concrete mixture. Once the residence has been created, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator, and the roof is next added, followed by the interior fixtures and furnishings, as is a layer of paint to the exterior of the house.

The entire production price of the apartment: $10,134.

The house consists of a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen and is placed in one of Apis Cor’s facilities in Russia. The firm has declared that the residence can serve up to 175 years.

The inventor of the mobile printer and founder of Apis Cor, Nikita Chen-Yun-Tai, explained that his passion is “to automate everything.”

“When I first thought about creating my machine the world has already knew about the construction 3D printing,” he explained. “But all printers created before shared one thing in common – they were portal type. I am sure that such a design doesn’t have a future due to its bulkiness. So I took care of this limitation and decided to upgrade a construction crane design.”

He continues: “We want to help people around the world to improve their living conditions. That’s why the construction process needs to become fast, efficient and high-quality as well. For this to happen we need to delegate all the hard work to smart machines.”

Apis Cor claims to be the first firm that has developed a 3D printer which can print whole buildings on-site.

At the moment, the technology is in its start, but in a few years, the deflationary influences unleashed by Apis-Cor and its competitors could result in a tremendous deflationary wave across the construction space. That would mean that a residence that lately cost hundreds of thousands or millions could now be built for a fraction of that amount, providing cheap, accessible housing to millions, perhaps in the process revolutionizing and upending the multi-trillion-dollar mortgage business that is the bedrock of the US banking industry.
This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134 This Company Just 3D-Printed a House in 24 Hours for Only $10,134 Reviewed by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou on 11:04 PM Rating: 5

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