With this 3-D printer you can build 10 tiny houses in under 24 hrs for less than $5,000 each (Video)

Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 8 Comments

By Tyler Fyfe | ThePlaidZebra.com

A new technology is hoping to give a facelift to the dilapidated living conditions of rural villages in China. See, China has a problem—income in urban areas is three times higher than in rural areas and as time passes that gap is only widening. Ma Yihe has been working to perfect 3-D printing for over 12 years and says he has a solution that you should be taking seriously. In under 24 hours, Yihe manufactured 10 single-storey, detached homes for less than 5,000 dollars each.

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Besides being a sliver of the cost of conventional house construction, the 3-D printed houses are environmentally-friendly. Instead of using brick and mortar, the houses consist of a cement made using construction waste. Built with stability and thermal retention in mind, the houses also borrow from the simplified living ethos of the tiny house movement.

3-D printing is quickly evolving the manufacturing world, helping to reduce financial and environmental costs, while also democratizing means of production. Last year, a 12-year-old boy was the first to have a 3-D printed vertebrae implanted in his spine. Even urban gardens have been created using the technology.

The houses were built using printers that are 6.6 metres high and 10 metres wide. And Ma Yihe practices what he preaches—his company’s own research centre was built using his technology. Currently the technology is moving at a faster pace than regulation, and building codes for 3-D printed architecture have yet to be put into place.

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  1. 771091933014016@facebook.com' Leslie Erl Magapa says:

    Thato Tlhakanelo you should research this. Remember I once told you about 3D printing.

  2. 1469489650048470@facebook.com' Lakshyaveer Sathebajee says:

    Neesay Nidalla

  3. 10156074595460514@facebook.com' Matt Neutron says:

    Cee Greene

  4. 410399069161670@facebook.com' Rosa Maltese says:

    this would be good for immediate need for housing – refugees etc

  5. 10153224907868990@facebook.com' Corenna Brougham says:

    Jon Dene

  6. 10153260663853645@facebook.com' Sheree Collette says:

    How do they hold up to blizzards?

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