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3D ‘house’ printing company ICON unveils new ‘Vulcan II’ printer

3D 'house' printing company ICON unveils new 'Vulcan II' printer

Written by David

March 12, 2019

AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – “Vulcan II is the moment where 3D printing is no longer just a prototype but it’s actually a product,” said Austin-based “ICON” CEO and Co-Founder Jason Ballard. Monday was the big unveiling of their latest 3D “house” printer, the Vulcan II. “It can print 4 times larger buildings, it’s 2.5 times faster, it has tablet-based controls,” Ballard said. The Vulcan I printed a 350-square foot house in East Austin in just under 50 hours for around $10,000. Just last week U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson toured the prototype home. “All we have to do if we really want to experience great success is get out of their way. The government should be helping to facilitate these things,” Carson said. As Ballard mentioned, with the Vulcan II they can print bigger: up to 2,000 square feet, ICON says. When you hit […]

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