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The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

March 4th, 2017 Comments off

Credit3DPrintedHousesDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews589When it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story villa that checks in at 4,305 square feet and can reportedly withstand a magnitude eight earthquake.

But PassivDom, a Ukrainian startup, is looking to revolutionize the housing market with its concept for a stand-alone, energy-efficient 3D printed house, ideal for off-the-grid living.

According to 3ders, the idea behind PassivDom was to create a compact, fully “passive” house, one that can be designed and built without external structures such as foundation, plumbing, and water tanks, and can exist autonomously and sustainably.


PassivDom model home. Credit: 3ders.

PassivDom says that their homes and can be deployed so quickly, that owners can apparently move in within a day of buying one of the houses.

The house incorporates a number of features that help to make it sustainable, including windows that are manufactured using a proprietary window technology that eliminates heat loss. The startup says that the homes are delivered to the desired site ready to live in, with furniture and appliances already installed and ready to go, including being connected for the “Internet of Things” (IoT) so that appliances can be controlled via smartphone.

The homes also come with a security system, a 40-year warranty, and a “self-learning micro-climate system,” that creates favorable conditions inside of the homes. This maintains the ideal temperature and humidity, monitors the oxygen and carbon dioxide content.


Credit: 3ders.

PassivDom says that this means the smart home can learn how to run the house, based on your preferences. The units can also be assembled together to build out a larger home if desired.

PassivDom homes are priced between €29,900 and €64,900 ($30,000 and $67,000 USD).

For more on the 3D printed home trend, including other designs from around the world, click here. ##


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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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