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Vancouver scientist hopes to build affordable homes using 3D printers

Vancouver scientist hopes to build affordable homes using 3D printers

Written by David

April 28, 2019

With Vancouver’s sky-high prices making home ownership an unattainable dream for many, one scientist is proposing an affordable alternative by constructing houses using 3D printers. Paul Tinari, the owner of CAPRA Megalodon 3D Concrete, says customers would be able to customize their future homes at a fraction of the cost. “[Using] a touchscreen, you would design your own house any way you want it,” he told CTV Vancouver on Friday. Paul Tinari said his 3D printers can build the foundation of homes by pouring cement in layers. The Metro Vancouver-based scientist said his 3D printers pour concrete in layers to build the home’s foundation before the siding, electricity, and plumbing are added. “You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a 3D-printed house and a traditionally built house,” he said. What’s more, Tinari said he can keep costs low for the buyer. For example, he estimates a four-bedroom […]

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