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NTU team creates ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed bathrooms

NTU team creates 'world's first' 3D-printed bathrooms

Written by David

May 22, 2019

The technology could potentially help firms build pre-fabricated bathroom units that are 30 per cent lighter than current models using one-third less time. SINGAPORE – Bathrooms for housing units could one day be built more quickly and cheaply using 3D printing. Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) claim to have created the world’s first 3D-printed unfurnished bathrooms. A large 3D-printing robot took just nine hours to print the 1.6m by 1.5m by 2.8m unfurnished bathroom, and 12 hours to print another more than twice that size. The process took around half the time currently needed to construct a pre-fabricated bathroom using concrete casting. Five more days were taken to furnish them with a sink, mirror, shower, toilet, ceramic tiled walls and flooring, complete with concealed drains and piping – ready to be installed in housing units. Typically, prefabricated bathrooms cost $6,000 to $7,000 to produce but the researchers say […]

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