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There will soon be a whole community of ultra-low-cost 3D printed homes

There will soon be a whole community of ultra-low-cost 3D printed homes

Written by David

March 12, 2019

Over the past year, in a lab in Austin, a team of engineers and materials scientists tweaked and tested the design of the “Vulcan II,” a massive, 33-by-11-foot machine that can 3D print the frame of a small house in less than a day. Later this year, it will begin printing a neighborhood of more than 50 homes. The new neighborhood–the first of its kind in the world–will be built in a semi-rural part of Latin America for families who earn less than $200 a month. “We’re bringing very futuristic technology to the families that need it most first,” says Brett Hagler, CEO and cofounder of New Story , a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit that is working with Icon , the Austin-based construction tech company that developed the new machine. New Story, a startup founded in 2014, works on the problem of how to quickly build housing for those living […]

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