The Scoop: 3D Printing in Construction
3D printing has come a long way in the past several years. When thinking of 3D printing most people think of smaller, easy to lift objects being produced from the printer. But 3D printing has also started to encroach on the construction industry. Firms across the world are using mega size printers to build homes or even apartments. These are some of the more impactful 3D printed projects planned or completed that we’ve seen this year.
University of Southern California’s “Contour Crafting” method for 3D printing a house in less than 20 hours.
WinSun 3D prints 10 houses with a recycled concrete material.
WinSun 3D prints a 6-story apartment building.
A 3D printed steel bridge by MX3D will be completed in 2017.
The design for a WinSun 3D printed office building in Dubai.