This Company Will 3D Print a House for $10000

A $4000 3-D printed home still has some big barriers to overcome

A company based in Texas is going to use 3D printing technology as a solution to the increasing problem of non-availability of affordable housing all over the globe.

'There are a few other companies that have printed homes and structures, ' Jason Ballard, one of Icon's three founders, told The Verge, 'but they are printed in a warehouse, or they look like Yoda huts. ICON can print a whole home for $10,000 and plans to bring costs down to $4,000 per house, though, some American homes, 200 to 400-square-feet in measure cost about $40,000. The company says the process takes just 12 to 24 hours.

Austin-based startup Icon unveiled its single-story 650-square-foot (60 sq m) house at the SXSW festival. If all goes according to plan, we may soon see the Vulcan 3D printing homes in the United States as well.

Recently some Americans also have chosen to downsize into smaller homes but these also cost almost $40,000 and are only between 200 and 400-square-feet in size.

The presentation at SXSW comes after a report from the World Resources Institute estimated that 1.2 billion people live in cities without affordable or secure housing. The organization now works in Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia and, in just three years, has funded more than 1,400 homes for families in need.

Alexandra Lafci, co-founder of New Story, said that both the companies believe that 3D printing is going to become a technique for all types of housing. The printer gives out a custom blend of concrete that hardens as it's printed.

Incredible houses printed from cement could help to end the global housing crisis, according to the company behind their creation.

Despite the fact that the hardware utilized as a part of 3D-printing is very exorbitant, notwithstanding, the materials can be cheap. The charity's mission is to place people without adequate housing into a proper shelter, taking them away from the throes of "survival mode".

The company hopes to commercialize its house-printing technology in the USA in the long run, where housing shortages are reaching alarming levels in some larger cities.

Many industry experts say 3D printing is already revolutionizing the way products are created and will only continue to do so in the future.

The printers can create a 3D structure using different materials, including food, cement.

Like other creating nations, Pakistan has likewise observed an ascent of demo models of 3D-imprinting on a little scale.

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