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Printed Concrete Micro-Homes

This Concrete Tiny House Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours

— June 20, 2016 — Eco
This concrete tiny house might not look like much, but it's a marvel of 3D-printed architecture. The structure was created by a 3D concrete printer called the Vesta in just 24 hours—the machine was able to crank out about three feet per second to create this impressive 8' x 5' x 7' home.

Beyond being an impressive example of how far 3D printing has come in architecture and design alone, this 3D-printed tiny house prototype set up in Houston, Texas could revolutionize the production of disaster relief shelters and other temporary abodes. While definitely smaller than most, it's emphasized that this micro-home is in fact fully liveable.

Following this demonstration, there are plans to further refine the V3 Vesta Printer and develop an up-to-code home to be developed in Michigan.
Trend Themes
1. 3D Printed Architecture - The Vesta 3D concrete printer presents opportunities for architects to efficiently produce structures.
2. Disaster Relief Housing - 3D printed micro-homes offer an innovative solution to quickly and efficiently house displaced individuals during emergencies.
3. Sustainable Housing - 3D printing technology allows for eco-friendly materials and design to be used to create low-cost housing options for those in need.
Industry Implications
1. Construction Industry - 3D printing can disrupt traditional construction methods by offering faster, more efficient and eco-friendly options.
2. Emergency Services Industry - The use of 3D printing in creating disaster relief housing offers an innovative solution to quickly house displaced individuals during emergencies.
3. Environmental Industry - Sustainable 3D printed housing offers an innovative solution that can decrease waste and the carbon footprint of traditional construction methods.
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