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ICON launches Vulcan II 3D printer, announces new construction plans

ICON launches Vulcan II 3D printer, announces new construction plans

Written by David

March 12, 2019

ICON , an Austin, Texas startup known for its low-cost construction 3D printing technology, has introduced the next generation of its 3D printer, the Vulcan II. The machine is the company’s first commercial construction 3D printer and will begin shipping next month. ICON is also taking orders for the Vulcan II for 2020. Last year, ICON grabbed the attention of media platforms all over the world for a house it 3D printed in 24 hours and which cost just $4,000 to make. The house, which was unveiled in March 2018, was the result of a collaboration with non-profit organization New Story and promised the world that affordable, rapidly deployed housing could soon become a reality. Following the demonstration of the house, ICON received an investment of $9 million , raised through a seed round led by Oakhouse Partners. This investment has enabled the company to push its construction 3D […]

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