A private company located in eastern China has printed ten full-size houses using a huge 3D printer in the space of a day. The process utilizes quick-drying cement, but the creators are being careful not to reveal the secrets of the technology.
China’s WinSun company, used a system of four 10 meter wide by 6.6 meter high printers with multi-directional sprays to create the houses. Cement and construction waste was used to build the walls layer-by-layer, state news agency Xinhua reported.
“To obtain natural stone, we have to employ miners, dig up blocks of stone and saw them into pieces. This badly damages the environment,” stated Ma Yihe, the inventor of the printers. Yihe has been designing 3D printers for 12 years and believes his process to be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
“But with the 3D printing, we recycle mine tailings into usable materials. And we can print buildings with any digital design our customers bring us. It’s fast and cheap,” Yihe said.
Using this technology means that construction workers can be saved from exposure to hazardous or dusty working environments, Yihe added.
Thus far, quality checks for printed buildings are undertaken on a piece-by-piece basis, as there are no building codes for them and 3D printed houses are not legislated for under Chinese law.
While the current batch of houses are standalone, one-storey structures, the company hopes its technology will eventually be used to make skyscrapers.
6 thoughts on “Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day”
Well this looks like the end of the carpenter’s union.
“A private company located in eastern China has printed ten full-size houses using a huge 3D printer in the space of a day.”
That’s considered a full size house?
By who, midgets?
Welcome to your new Agenda 21 sustainable luxury home. They’re still working on the sustainable bathroom, so for now you’ll have to use a coffee can.
What do the economy models consist of?
These are the FEMA housing units that the Fed will furnish people (like Bundy) after they take his ranch and give it to the Chinese. Actually, these houses are prototypes; the actual units will stack like Legos block structures. How else could you have 10 American families living on a 10m x 6m plot of land?
The Fed had to outsource this building project to China, because if they built them here, people may become suspicious. These FEMA housing units will stack nicely, right next to the stacks of FEMA coffins… a perfect picture that shall depict the future of Americans: from cradle to grave.
You just assumed that these 3-D printed Chinese houses were being built for Chinese people. 🙁
Made in China is all I have to say and the fact that they don’t have building codes for it, says it all. I wouldn’t spend one night in those things for fear it will crumble right on top of me.