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
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Winsun is a chinese R&D company specialising in 3D printing architecture and building materials. In 2013, the firm made global headlines building 10 houses in a day with a proprietary mix of cement, sand, and recycled materials. It has built deluxe villas, houses with classical or modern courtyards, transportable buildings at Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu, China (pictured above). Made with only 40 percent of the materials that a traditional construction requires, in 30 percent of the time, it represents massive savings in labor and material costs. The company holds 129 national patents.