3D printers are thriving and have proven what they are capable of. They can create from more complex objects to the simpler, more efficiently and often cheaper. An American start-up decided to apply this idea to construction and built a house in 24 hours.

Using a 3D printer, the company Apis Cor, built a house in the town of Stupino, Moscow region, in Russia. This House, with an area of 40 square meters, costs about $10,000.

The start-up claims that on the inside, this is a house just like any other, warm and comfortable. It has an entrance hall, a bathroom, a living room and a small but functional kitchen with modern equipment.

According to the start-up owners, using the printer, significantly reduced the risk of human error and, at the same time, reduce the cost of construction. In the construction of this house, the printer built the walls, while the thermal and acoustic insulation, roofing and trim were executed manually.

According to Apis Cor, the construction of this house costs a total of $10,134.00 distributed as follows::

Foundation – $277,00
Walls – $1624,00
Floor and Ceiling – $2434,00
Cabling – $242,00
Windows and Doors – $ 3548,00
Exterior Finishes – $831,00
Interior Finishes (including suspended ceiling) – $1178,00
By using the printer in the execution of the walls, the client will save nearly 70% when compared with the traditional method of brick walls, a cutback which is distributed in savings in material and labor cost.


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