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First 3D printed house in the world debuts in Antwerp province

First 3D printed house in the world debuts in Antwerp province

Written by David

July 7, 2020

The first house in the world made by a 3D printer has been unveiled in Westerlo, Antwerp province. The house was built on site, layer by layer, using nothing but the gigantic printer.

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While the project has been in the planning for three years , once started, the small two-storey house was built in just 15 days.

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The project was co-ordinated by final-year students of Thomas More University College in consultation with building firms and was funded by Antwerp province, the government of Flanders and the European Union. The printer applied very precise layers of concrete according to its programming (see video below). The interior of the house – located at Kamp C , an expertise centre for sustainable building – was finished via human labour. “The building was designed with both rounded walls and walls at right angles,” Piet Wielemans of Kamp C told VRT. This […]

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