Jan 19, 2015 A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a fivestorey apartment building and a 1, 100 square metre villa from a special print material. Using four huge 3D printers, Yingchuang New Materials Inc. was able to print the shells of 10 oneroom structures in 24 hours and at a cost of only about 5, 000 per building.
The buildings had to harden at the factory and then be transported and assembled on site. The 3D printed buildings will be used as offices at a Shanghai industrial park. So 3D printing cut the time, Building material 3d printer and material costs. Printing on site was a big step forward and showed that we are homing in on 3D printed houses.
There is no compromise with this villa and it is one of the first that has been printed on site, as a functional house rather than a simple engineering demonstration. By using 3D printing to fabricate structures ranging from hotels and houses to bridges and bus stops, the global construction industry is able to lower costs and increase production speeds, along with making improved, ecofriendly structures with better designs and building materials.
This led to several important milestones, such as the first 3D printed building, the first 3D printed bridge, the first 3D printed part in a public building, the first living 3D printed building in Europe and CIS, the first 3D printed building in Europe fully approved by the authorities (3DPrinthuset), among many others.
Aug 20, 2018 The success of 3D printing suffers from an unreliability of material and building properties, inconsistency of print quality, and the expense of raw materials, among other concerns. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) takes on cutting edge education and research to prepare students to meet the challenges regarding the construction of habitable structures.