Are 3D Printed Homes The Future
3D Printed Homes: Game Changing Technology
3D printing has been around since the 80s, but new advancements in materials have brought the concept of printing homes into reality. 3D printing works by layering and building up certain types of ingredients to create objects.
Several factors determine the results, such as the blueprint, the material used, and the size of the printer. Originally, pliable plastics created most 3D printed structures.
Today’s printers are much bigger, and they can work with cement mixtures and reusable bioplastics to lay foundations, and build walls, and roofs. The printer squeezes a rope-like tube of the mixture out, and it traces the wall patterns back and forth building each wall and eventually the entire home.
A few years ago, the first home was printed at a homesite. It was 400 square feet and printed out of cement. It took 24 hours, and that included plumbing and wiring. In other regions, structures are being constructed of plastic. The plastics are biodegradable and renewable.
These types of structures may solve disaster relief situations or other temporary housing or building needs. These buildings are just like any traditional home. They have kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living areas, and they come complete with windows, hallways, and doorways.
How will this technology change the town you live in? Who will buy them?...