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Icon and New Story are Producing America's First 3D Printed Home

 - Mar 14, 2018
References: businesswire & qz
3D printing technology is often leveraged for its convenience and efficiency, and now, a team of researchers at ICON and New Story have discovered a way to create the first 3D-printed home in America.

The houses developed by the companies range from 600 to 800 square feet and can be created in less than a day for about $4,000. The home was printed with a new device called the Vulcan, which is designed to operate without the need for a reliable power source or constant access to water. This means that the device could 3D-print homes in rural areas, or, in locations that have been struck with natural disasters.

New Story's goal is to create the first 3D printed community in El Salvador.

Image credit: New Story