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Austin’s Icon raises $9 million to build housing using 3D printing

Austin’s Icon raises $9 million to build housing using 3D printing

Written by David

October 23, 2018

Austin-based Icon has raised $9 million to build affordable houses around the world using 3D printing. Icon is partnering with New Story, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that seeks to end homelessness by building sustainable communities. During South by Southwest 2018 in March, Icon unveiled a 650-square-foot 3D-printed house that took less than 24 hours to build using robotics. Icon was a winner at the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, taking first place in the Social and Culture category. The company said it will use the seed funding to develop robotics, software and advanced materials to further its goal of providing affordable, resilient and sustainable homes to people worldwide. “It’s our mission at Icon to re-imagine the approach to homebuilding and construction and make affordable, dignified housing available to everyone throughout the world,” Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO of Icon, said in a written statement. “We’re in the middle […]

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