$4000 3D Printed Homes for Those Who Lack Shelter

$4000 3D Printed Homes for Those Who Lack Shelter

ICON has developed a method for 3D-printing of a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in just 12 to 24 hours. The plan is for ICON and New Story to build a community of 100 homes in El Salvador next year using the Vulcan printer. Vulcan's technology is a ideal match for ICON's vision as it was created to work in the worst of circumstances and places where things like potable water and technical assistance are lacking.

The presentation at SXSW comes after a report from the World Resources Institute estimated that 1.2 billion people live in cities without affordable or secure housing.

The model home, which was unveiled at a South by Southwest conference and festival in Austin, Texas, on Monday, included a living room, bedroom and curved porch.

With 3D printing emerging throughout the construction industry, the technology is becoming a groundbreaking production tool for affordable and sustainable housing. The company also plans to build homes in the U.S. eventually. According to The Verge, ICON can print homes up to 800 square feet. The latest organization to adopt 3D printing into its humanitarian efforts is New Story.

According to its website, the company wants to leverage the power of robotics and cutting-edge materials to "make major advancements in affordability, building performance and sustainability".

The printers can create a 3D structure using different materials, including food, cement. It is hoped that in terms of housing, the cheap construction could start a trend for affordable housing.

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Ballard told The Verge that both ICON and New Story hope to use these homes when human civilization leaves Earth. Within the office, the construction tech company plans to install air quality monitors and keep an eye on how the 3D printed structure looks and smells.

See the 3D printed home in the video above.

'For this venture to succeed, they have to be the best houses. "Linear methods will never reach the billion+ people who need safe homes", said Brett Hagler, CEO of New Story. The company also added that its 3D printed homes will significantly reduce labor costs and will also create minimal waste.

Like other creating nations, Pakistan has likewise observed an ascent of demo models of 3D-imprinting on a little scale.

"One of the big challenges is how are we going to create habitats in space", Ballard said. "It's one of the more promising potential habitat technologies".

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