The concept of 3D printing has been around for quite some time. In fact, the way 3D printing is used and applied to the construction industry is on the verge of becoming a reality. Contractors and architects around the world are starting to build the first 3D residential buildings, including apartments and houses.
But How Is 3D Printing Different From Traditional Construction Methods?
Extra large printers are used for 3D printing, and these printers are naturally self-supporting as they use certain composites and concrete mixtures that are thicker than the regular concrete used. Therefore, the components used in 3D printing do not have the same limitations in terms of design that can be barriers to current construction methods. In addition, 3D printing can help create curved concrete structures that can be hollow, thus consuming this material while creating a larger space for organizing services inside the elements of the structure.
So How Can 3D Printing Be The Future Of Construction?
There are several benefits 3D printing offers that could revolutionize the construction industry in the future. Since this process is less expensive, it can also have a significant impact on the economics of your future home. Because this process requires reduced labor costs and reduced material usage, evolving construction methods are relatively inexpensive, allowing homes to be folded at a lower cost.
For example, Chinese company Winsun has recently claimed to have successfully built 10 3D-built homes in a day for just $5,000 per house. Many architects not only hope to make their homes cheaper, but also hope that 3D printing will help increase the ability to build custom buildings and homes. Earlier this year, Winsun successfully built an 11,840-square-foot villa and apartment, enabling 3D-printed architecture unlike any single-family home