Chinese firm builds modular 3D printed home in three hours

11 August 2015

The Chinese company Zhuoda group has unveiled a two-storey 3D printed home, which was assembled at the International Exhibition Center Plaza in Weihai City last month.

The six different modules were set up in only three hours using a crane. Each module had been completed prior at the factory, including wiring, plumbing, kitchen, furniture and other interior decoration. In fact 90% of construction work for this house took place at the company’s factory.

Not many details have been revealed about the method and materials used to create this modular home. The Zhuoda group has filed a total of 22 patents for the process and materials used in order to manufacture the modules, which are strong enough to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude of 9.0 and are also water- and fireproof. The materials are sourced from agricultural and industrial waste and do not contain any ammonia, formaldehyde, radon or other harmful substances. The homeowner would be able to choose from a variety of decors, such as wood, jade or marble. With an approximate weight of 100kg/m2, the modules cost only RMB3500 (€520)/m2 according to the company’s Vice President Tan BuYong.

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