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3D Printing of Housing, Picking Up Speed, Notably Overseas

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

Sputnik3DPrintedHouseYouTubeDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsUsing 3D printing technology in the construction sector has led to bridges, an office building and a laboratory in Dubai, a hotel and tiny houses, and even full-size homes and villages,” per 3DPrint.

In February, a group of European construction experts met in Copenhagen to discuss how 3D printing is changing construction, and came to the conclusion that Europe would become the leader in 3D printing construction over the next three to five years,” the 3D printing trade publisher stated, adding “Russia has also been in the 3D printing construction headlines for a house printed in just 24 hours, and a group of machining and 3D printing companies, called AMT-SPECAVIA, recently used a 3D printer to construct a residential house in Yaroslavl.”

The Daily Business News has been tracking the 3D printing of housing phenomenon for several years.

Per 3DPrint,The layers of the [Russian] house were printed at 10 mm high and 30 to 50 mm wide, and the walls were printed at up to 15 square meters an hour. One of the great benefits of 3D printed houses is the ability to use complex geometry to create features like arches and cylindrical structures.”

In addition,” the trade publisher said, ”the time from design to production is reduced up to 8-12 times; obviously, the high rate of speed at which the house was built is also a plus.”

Examples of Chinese 3D printed housing said to be able to withstand an 8.0 level earthquake is linked here.

Dutch and a previous Russian 3D printed home reports are as linked here.

Oleg Pertsovsky, director of operations for the Skolkovo Energy Efficient Technologies cluster, said in his native language the following translated quote, “Today, Russian developers are among the world leaders in 3D printing. In the Fund, AMT LLC is developing and commercializing a line of portal building printers: from small format (for printing small architectural forms) to large (capable of printing houses up to 3 floors high). Today “AMT” presented an impressive result of its innovative activity – a full-length residential building built for permanent residence. “Skolkovo” purposefully involves projects on construction 3D-printing. Support from Skolkovo will allow companies to get an additional impetus to development not only on the Russian market, but also on the world market.”

Note that the pricing on the Russian 3D tech needs to be clarified, which could be the subject of a follow up report.


That’s $36,000 plus shipping. While HUD Code homes are still a better cost per square foot, will growing demand reduce the price of such competitors? Isn’t that the lesson of production – more demand, more production, costs decline – with all products?


3D printing is just one of several emerging trends MHProNews has tracked, another one that bears a closer look is Amazon’s on-line sales of modular container housing. ## (News, Analysis.)

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3D Printed Home Can Withstand Magnitude 8 Earthquake

January 25th, 2017 Comments off

Credit: Inhabitat.

A company in China claims to have taken 3D printed homes to a whole new level.

According to Inhabitat, Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda printed a two-story villa that checks in at 4,305 square feet.

And they say it’s durable enough to withstand an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale.

[This technology] will have immeasurable social benefits…because of its speed, low cost, simple and environmentally friendly raw materials, [it can] generally improve the quality of people’s lives,” the company said in a statement.

While HuaShang Tengda is not the first company in China to claim they’ve 3D-printed a house, they may be the first to have printed the entire home at once, rather than printing and then assembling pieces.

The company first constructed the home’s frame, including pipes. Then they used the large 3D printer to construct the house.

The process was controlled via a software that has four systems – one for what HuaShang Tengda calls “electronic ingredient formulating,” one for mixing the concrete, one for transmission, and one to 3D-print the structure.


Credit: Inhabitat.

The company says they envision their technology being used to build everything from homes for farmers in rural areas to high-rise buildings to houses in developing countries.

They also believe the new technology could spark a revolution in the housing industry as their 3D-printed homes can be built faster, and cheaper, than traditional dwellings.

The Daily Business News has covered the rise of 3D printed homes extensively, including other Chinese, Russian and Dutch 3D home projects, and asking the tough question: “Is America losing the 3D Technology race in housing?” ##

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Russia, China, Dutch 3D Construction and Housing

September 1st, 2016 Comments off

NOTE: if you hear sounds coming on, scroll down to the FEMA manufactured housing report, and push PAUSE on the video. Sorry, but that video only offered an autoplay function. MHProNews produced videos do not do that….Photo credit at top, Inhabitat.

Dutch DUS architects have produced a 3D cabin, where they invite anyone in Amsterdam to come and stay the night.  It is part of a more ambitious and larger project, says Katie Medlock in Inhabitat.

The cabin could be used for disaster relief or for other possible urban applications, perhaps like the Tiny mods previously reported on, linked here..


DUS 3d printed cabin, photo credit, Inhabitat.

Medlock says it uses a “Bioplastic filament made from linseed oil, developed by the architects and manufacturing company Henkel,” with a striking black design.


Photo credit, Inhabitat.

Its three dimensional patterns provide both mesmerizing illusions and structural stability,” Medlock states, with “Plenty of daylight enters the micro home through a large window and front entrance, which is accompanied by a porch and sitting area.”  DUS is working on much larger projects that would have 3D printing in mind.


Game of Thrones inspired tower is aprox. 20 feet tall, says 3Der.  The video on the page below is far from exciting, but it shows how the process works.

In Russia, 3Ders reports that a Game of Thrones style tower, 6 meters – or roughly 20 feet – tall has been produced by 3D Printing.

A cement plant uses the 3D printing method to create its structure.  The video above, while not exciting viewing, certainly provides a good idea of how this 3D printing technology works in practice.


Part of the Game of Thrones style tower, the process is shown in the video above, credit, 3Der.

A firm in China states it built this stunning house shown below in just 45 days, using this emerging 3D technology.


This large villa in China, 400 square meters or about 4300 square feet, was produced in 3 days, says 3Der.

The Daily Business News previously reported manufactured housing producer Clayton Homes testing of 3D technology, see that story, linked here.

Conventional construction has many alternatives and challengers, including manufactured housing, modular and prefab style systems building and the emerging technology of 3D printing. ##

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Manufactured Homes Coming to Muscatine

February 1st, 2011 Comments off

From Iowa, the Muscatine Journal reports the town may soon be home to a modular housing development, if Jason Harder has his way. Last year this developer purchased the 43 year-old Ripley’s Trailer Court, as well as a 38-acre adjoining pastureland, changed the name to Ripley’s Affordable Housing, and is in the process of turning the pasture into a neighborhood of smaller manufactured homes. Saying the economy is ripe for affordable homes, especially for first-time buyers and retirees, Harder has already improved roads, and worked out an agreement with the city to replace the sewage treatment lagoons with a pumping station, and make sports fields for the community residents. There is already a playground, and a general store catering to the residents. The 39-year-old civil engineer native of Muscatine notes that labor rates make up only 12 percent of labor costs on a manufactured home, as compared to 50 percent for onsite construction homes. In addition, the manufacturers of his proposed homes adhere to HUD standards, using floor joists and steel frames. All the new homes will be constructed with basements, and buyers will purchase the lots as well. In the past, Ripley has offered homes by Fairmont, Dutch, Clayton and Harmony Homes. It should be noted that while the article referred to modular homes, a call to Ripley’s revealed the majority of the homes in the community were manufactured homes.