3D print is remoulding our lives
The world's first commercial housing project based on 3D-concrete printing is underway in Netherlands. Companies around the world have already proven that not only can a large-scale projects be 3D-printed, it can be done cheaply, efficiently and easily. The technology is moving beyond plastic prototypes to everyday industrial use. Here are a few ways the 3D printing is transforming the way we live
Image by : Houben/Van Mierlo architects
Described as a world first, Eindhoven University of Technology has joined hands with the Dutch company Van Wijnen to build five 3D printed concrete houses that are actually habitable. Local studio Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten is leading the design for the project. Called Project Milestone, these houses will meet all modern comfort requirements, and will be available for rent. These five houses - each with a unique shape and size - shows off the flexibility of cutting-edge tech, that allows the construction of buildings of almost any shape.
(Sources: PTI, 3Ders.org, TechCrunch, Futurism, Popular Mechanics, GlobalNews)