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A 3D-Printed House That's a World First

 A Russian-American company has successfully constructed a 3D-printed house for a cost of just over $10,000, marking what could be the start of a revolution for the global construction industry.
 
The home, which measures just over 400 square feet, was built by Apis Cor, a company with bases in both Russia and the USA. It managed this incredible feat using a giant mobile printer that it developed
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What makes this process unique is that 3D-printed homes are usually created in parts off-site, which are then taken in and assembled into a completed dwelling. Apis Cor’s process does away with all that, with the entire structure consisting of self-bearing walls, partitions and a building envelope that were printed using a concrete mixture entirely on site.

After that part of the process was completed, the printer was removed with a crane manipulator. Next came the interior furnishings, followed by the roof. Last but not least, the house received a coating of bright yellow paint.

 

All this was done within a 24-hour timeframe at a cost of just $10,134. In addition, this house isn’t some flimsy, just-for-show gimmick – Apis Cor has designed it to last for an impressive 175 years.

The ultimate aim of the company’s founder, Nikitar Chen-yun-tai, is “to help people around the world to improve their living conditions”, adding that doing so necessitated delegating all of the hard work that normally goes into construction to smart machines.

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Although the technology is still in its infancy, it could lead to a huge deflationary wave across the global construction industry, meaning that houses that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to construct at present could be built for a fraction of that cost.

This would have the knock-on effect of making housing accessible to millions that could not previously afford it, as well as having a significant impact on mortgage markets in countries worldwide.

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BONUS - Take a look at this amazing build in action:

Content and image source: ZeroHedge

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