There are a number of things that the average person would be proud to do in a single day. Finishing a really challenging jigsaw puzzle, reading a book from cover to cover, or maybe even thoroughly cleaning and organizing your home in the course of 24 hours would leave most people satisfied with a sense of accomplishment.
Building a house in 24 hours isn’t something someone can do on their own, however. It’s not even something a team of people can do. It is something that a robot can do, though.
3D printing a house in a day
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but a house can be 3D-printed in a day. According to the Census Bureaus, it takes an average of 7 months to build a single family home. Thanks to automation and additive manufacturing, a home can now be built in 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of a traditional home.
Russian 3D printing company Apis Cor developed a mobile 3D printer capable of printing a home in a single day. You can “hire” this mobile 3D printer which can be delivered directly to your construction site.
Although the house is much smaller than most single family homes, it’s still a full-scale house built by a robot.
This isn’t the first 3D-printed home, but it is one of the first to be completely built through 3D printing rather than assembled from 3D-printed parts. The home cost slightly over $10K to build, which is less than most cars!
It’s also an incredibly energy efficient method of building. According to the company, the printer requires 8 kW of power, which is the equivalent of 5 electric kettles operating simultaneously.
Automating the house building process
The process is almost completely automated. Automation, of course, provides a number of advantages such as eliminating human error, increasing speed and efficiency, and decreasing building costs.
Only two people are required for the process. One person is in charge of operation control, and the other supplies the printer with building material.
Building a home in a single day is an incredible accomplishment. 3D printing could revolutionize construction, but it’s also making a big impact on the manufacturing process.
Additive manufacturing is just one of the things shaping the future of manufacturing. Make sure that your machinery is ready for whatever Industry 4.0 sends your way. Call us today for support, service, or repair for your Indramat motion control system.