BEIJING: A Chinese company has assembled a 3D-printed two-storey villa in less than three hours, complete with interior decoration, plumbing, wiring and other facilities. A crane assembled modules of living room, bedroom, kitchen and restroom within less than three hours on July 17 in Xi'an, northwest China's Shanxi province.
The modules were made in the factory using 3D printing technology. "Traditional construction requires half a year to build up a villa, whereas using 3D print modules, the process can be shortened to around a dozen of days," said the engineer, who is in charge of the design and production of the 3D printed villa. The cost per square metre is around $400-480, People's Daily Online reported.
Because of the reduction of transportation, labour, material, machinery and assembly costs, the low cost of producing the final homes are passed along to the home owners. This makes the homes much more affordable than those built from scratch using traditional construction methods, according to 3ders.org.
The company also claims its new materials are sourced from industrial and agricultural wastes and are capable of withstanding earthquakes with a magnitude of 9 and are also fireproof and waterproof.
24 mins ago
dont trust Dragons of fake materials will be used eg plastic rice selling in india because of poor knowldge
3 hrs ago
The technology of China would get tremendous response in Bangladesh. The engineers of Bangladesh may study on it.
4 hrs ago
Bring this technology in India . Observed strength longevity etc. and to apply this for rural area .
Suneel (Bangalore) 5 hrs ago
There is a saying................ If you want to build early... leave it to Chinese.
5 hrs ago
If it really works well why can't we in India initiate such valuable ideas?
6 hrs ago
Its just assembly time, no one considers the time take to built modules in the industry itself, these are ready made modules, which will be assembled later on, yes the parts are 3D printed but in industry itself, later they deploy it to site.
6 hrs ago
Is this a mere story or reality. Hard to believe.
6 hrs ago
This Chinese FEAT must be respected.
ABHIK KUMAR DAS (DURGAPUR WEST BENGAL INDIA) 7 hrs ago
Total cost of the VILLA??
7 hrs ago
This is interesting :-)