American start-up 3D prints tiny homes

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Date:15 October 2019 Author: Imogen Searra Tags:,

Icon, an American start-up company is pioneering the future of home construction, by 3D printing tiny homes.

The printer, called the Vullcan II, is capable of building a home up to 185m2, in less than 3 days. In 2018, the company built the first 3D printed home in America. It measures 33m2 and cost roughly R150,000 to print. The total printing process took 24-hours.

Speaking to Business Insider Icon cofounder Evan Loomis said that exact cost estimate is still undecided. He continued by saying that the company hopes to cut costs by 30-50%.

Take a look at Icon‘s creation below:

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The company is currently working on affordable housing project for the homeless in America. The project is in partnership with a local non-profit, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, known for its work with the homeless community. The project, Community First! Village, is a 51-acre (20-hectare) community that provides affordable and permanent housing to those coming out of chronic homelessness.

 

 

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