This Company Will 3D Print a House for $10000

Gladys Abbott
March 15, 2018

"We need a quantum leap in affordability, speed and quality to reach families exponentially faster", New Story wrote on its website.

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

The company says it can now build their single-story home for $10,000 using an industrial-sized Vulcan printer but is working to drop that cost to $4,000.

The firm has teamed up with New Story, a nonprofit that invests in global housing, and plans to build around 100 new homes in El Salvador within the next 18 months.

According to New Story, the construction process produces no waste and the homes themselves are able to withstand harsh climates and other constraints such as limited water, power and labour.

"ICON believes, as do I, that 3D printing is going to be a method for all kinds of housing", New Story co-founder Alexandria Lafci added.

With 3D printing emerging throughout the construction industry, the technology is becoming a groundbreaking production tool for affordable and sustainable housing. As a part of this effort, ICON has developed cutting-edge materials tested to the most recognized standards of safety, comfort and resiliency and is created to function with almost zero waste production methods and work under unpredictable constraints (limited water, power, and labor infrastructure) to tackle housing shortages.

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These homes aren't part of the "tiny house" movement and you won't see suburbs of these 3D houses popping up across America. But they are printed in a warehouse, or they look like Yoda huts.

A spokesman for the firm said: 'History has been punctuated with advances in technology and materials that provide an order-of-magnitude decrease in cost and time required to build a new home. For this venture to succeed, they have to be the best houses...

ICON and New Story also want to partner to construct a 3D printed community, comprising of 100 homes, in El Salvador next year.

The company recently printed a home for a community in El Salvador.

After solving the vast housing and homelessness problems that plague the Earth, Ballard hopes to use 3D printing to help humans build homes in outer space.

"One of the big challenges is how are we going to create habitats in space", Ballard said.

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