The largest 3D-printed home ever made in Europe—a two story affair with two living rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and foyer—has recently been completed by the Belgian sustainable construction company Kamp C, hugely advancing the science of 3D-printed housing.
Kamp C used a 32 x 32 foot “gantry” printer, the largest of its kind in Europe, to create the shell of the two-story building. Using a special cement mixture ejected from the printer’s nozzle, the on-site work took only 3 weeks, with construction workers adding the roof, foundation, floor, windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical by hand. (See the time-lapse video below.)
The 980 square-foot building also featured some unique sustainable touches like underfloor heating and solar panels which were added later. Of the benefits of 3D-printing , also known as “additive manufacturing,” the precise work of the machine cuts costs of materials—sometimes enormously. Marijke Aerts, the project manager, told News […]
So-called 3D printing, sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, is still very early in its evolution, using a...