Skip to comments.Company to build 3D-printed homes in Englewood (Florida)
Posted on 05/23/2018 5:55:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A 3D printing company is using technology to bring fast, flexible and affordable housing to Englewood.
The company called 3D Build Systems plans to start printing homes by the summer of 2019. The printing process can assemble a home in a matter of hours.
It simplifies in many ways the way we construct a wall, but we can do it very quickly and with a pattern that cant be done manually, said Don Musilli, the CEO of 3D Build Systems.
The building process would require a robot to sit in the center of the home and pour concrete or other building materials to construct the shell of the home from the inside out. A crane would then lift the printer out of the home, so the finishing touches could be completed.
These homes are going to be able to withstand winds of up to 220 mph, an eight on the Richter Scale, longevity 150 years. Theyre very, very strong homes, Musilli said.
Using a robot can save time and labor costs making 3D-printed homes a game changer in Sarasota County, where affordable housing is an issue.
The company plans to start small by printing homes between 700 and 1,400 square-feet.
The technology offers unique architectural options such as rounded walls and dome ceilings that are often too challenging and costly for traditional home builders.
The only limitation are the imagination of the potential buyer, Musilli said.
The company hopes to expand the construction of 3D homes in Charlotte County too.
For more information on 3D Build Systems, click here.
Good thing the 3DP houses don’t need electrical wiring or plumbing.
Gosh, I wonder if those finishing touches just might be the plumbing, electrical, windows and doors?
I’m sure the houses have HVAC, wiring, plumbing and everything else a stick-built or factory-built house has. How else would you sell them to real people?
Guy installed a few 3D printers in schools and now he’s a construction expert. Vaporware.
Can they make it ultra modern in the inside and colonial on the outside?
You don’t print wiring and plumbing.
You can “print” channels in the walls where wiring and pipes can be installed after the process is through.
I especially like the cement being poured without forms-Jesse Jackson’s economic violence.
It’s $10 k to lift an old house(colonial). Imagine pouring a new foundation with flexible hoses.
Rebar? We don’t need no stink’n rebar. /s
Cue that sound dot matrix printers made in the 80s.
Pity Englewood was a nice community. Affordable housing will decimate it.
While the house in the video still requires manual work, the team has a finished product.
Aren’t you the pessimist and naysayer tonight. There are scores of companies all over the world pursuing 3D Printed houses and the results are promising. Fast construction, low cost materials, reduction of skilled labor, energy efficient...lots,of good benefits.
Google “3D Printed House”and watch some of the videos. It’s quite fascinating.
They could sell those $4000 houses for $75000 to $100000 apiece here in Miami. No joke.
Your comment is misplaced - I am bullish on the technology, skeptical of marketers overselling capabilities.
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