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Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours

Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours
Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours, Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls.  Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal
Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls. Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal

Winsun New Materials, a construction firm based in Suzhou, China, has successfully built ten small-scale houses using a massive 3-D printer. The 22 foot tall machine uses glass fibers and cement to produce building elements, such as walls, in successive layers. Winsun estimates that their printing process is approximately half as costly as traditional construction methods. Acknowledging China’s strict environmental policies, the company also has plans to use scrapped construction materials to print future buildings. You can read more about this ongoing project in this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours, Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls.  Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal
Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls. Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal
Cite: Connor Walker. "Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours" 17 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/497836/chinese-firm-3d-prints-10-homes-in-24-hours/> ISSN 0719-8884
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