ICON builds a 3D house in under 24 hours

This wasn't there the day before

According to New Story, the construction process produces no waste and the homes themselves are able to withstand harsh climates and other constraints such as limited water, power and labour. However, by working alongside ICON, they now have access to the impressive Vulcan 3D printer. ICON can print a whole home for $10,000 and plans to bring costs down to $4,000 per house, though, some American homes, 200 to 400-square-feet in measure cost about $40,000. The company is planning to explore the possibility of printing roofs as well.

New Story explains on its website that past year, the technology they needed to create homes quickly and cheaply wasn't available yet.

ICON is a construction technologies company dedicated to revolutionizing homebuilding. ICON has recently built the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America in partnership with the non-profit New Story, and is working with them to create a mobile printer for the developing world that has the ability to print a single story, 600-800 square foot home in under 24 hours for less than $4000.

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New Story utilizes locally sourced materials for dwellings today, and they plan to do the same with 3D-printed houses, which will be comprised of a mortar. A few Pakistani new companies and business visionaries have led the pack on presenting 3D-printed innovation in different scenes at the nation over.

"We set out researching new and unique models to get homes faster & cheaper without sacrificing quality".

As we've seen in cases both inside and outside of the construction sector, 3D printing offers many benefits other than just being very quick.

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Jason Ballard, who is one of the three founders at ICON and also runs a sustainable home upgrade service called Treehouse, will use one of these homes as an office to see how well they work before the company implements them into communities. Although 3-D printing has been used in building fabrication before, printing on-site using a universally available building material is a new step.

3D-printing has become more accessible all around the globe, however, the of adoption of any large-scale utilization of 3D-printing technology is still a challenge.

In the meantime, if you'd like to join the effort to eliminate homelessness on Planet Earth, you can donate to the cause on the New Story website.

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