Can houses be 3D Printed too ?

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing as it's technically known has a wide variety of applications across many verticals. One vertical set to benefit from this innovative manufacturing tool is that of construction. Long gone are the days when buildings and houses would take months and even years to get built. With the help of 3D Printing, companies and startups are developing new ways of building fast and equally strong houses.


One such company is Apis Cor from Russia. They are the first company to develop a mobile construction 3D printer which is capable of printing whole buildings completely on site. Their construction 3D Printer printed the first on-site house in Russia in Stupino Town. While those from the industry are aware that 3D Printing plastic parts is a slow process compared to conventional technologies like injection moulding, their construction 3D Printer built the entire single storey house in under 24 hours. 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.


Construction 3D Printers can 3D Print houses of any shape, including the familiar square shape, because the additive technology has no restrictions on design of new buildings, except for the laws of physics. This opens up alot of potential for creative and unique designs for structures that weren't earlier possible by conventional methods of building.


To know more about how Apis Cor built this house and see how their construction 3D Printer works, click on the video below.