Residential building is printed on a 3D printer in just 24 hours
|High technologies are gradually penetrating the construction industry, creating conditions for the successful solution of the housing problem. California-based company Mighty Buildings has announced the start of production of full-fledged homes using artificial stone and 3D printing technology. The firm currently has the capacity to produce 33 square meters (350 square feet) of homes and is already implementing the first real projects in the state of California. The time to create a fully finished house is only 24 hours. |
Previously, several companies have already announced their readiness to use 3D printers in the construction of homes. So S-Squared specialists are already working on "printing" social housing in Mexico. However, the construction technology of Mighty Buildings has two main advantages: the use of a unique building material of artificial stone and the modular nature of the houses, which allows them to be built on the company's production facilities with further delivery to the customer in California.
Traditionally, 3D printers use a concrete mix in the construction of houses, which requires technological equipment to form walls and ceilings after printing. However, Mighty Buildings uses synthetic stone, which under the influence of ultraviolet rays hardens almost instantly. Under these conditions, during the construction of horizontal planes (ceiling or floor) , the installation of a support structure is not required. Immediately after printing the house, all surfaces are processed and polished by a robotic complex, preparing the walls and ceilings for finishing.
The next advantage of the Mighty Buildings technology is the modular, versatile nature of the houses, which allows you to build a 33-meter "box" at the company's factory, with further delivery to the place specified by the customer. This method significantly reduces the production time of the house, improves the quality of structures, the purity of their processing and, most importantly, reduces the cost of the object being built. In the future, Mighty Buildings plans to robotize up to 80% of construction work.
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