A family in France is the first to move into a 3D-printed house!

A family in France is the first to move into a 3D-printed house!

A family in Nantes, France has become the world's first family to move in to a 3D-printed home. Their four-bedroom property is a prototype for bigger 3D-printed housing projects aimed at making house building cheaper and faster. By ushering in a shift from reductive to additive manufacturing, 3D printing has already brought about a paradigm shift. Nordine, Nouria, and their three children were the lucky ones chosen. The house in question took a mere 54 hours to print, but required an additional four months for the fitting of windows, doors, and the roof. At a cost of £176,000, the house was 20% cheaper than what it would have cost had it been built traditionally. While this is just one example, it has far reaching implications. For those unaware, compared to traditional modes of construction, 3D printing produces up to 30% less material waste, uses less energy and fewer resources, enables in-situ production (which saves transport time and costs), grants greater freedom in design, and generates fewer CO2 emissions. The four-bedroom house built for the family of five was made collaboratively by the city council, a housing association, and the University of Nantes. The Purpose of the project was to test the waters before trying to employ such technology for mainstream commercial housing projects and larger buildings such as community halls. The Opinion of the Frank Trichet, the council's tech and innovation lead that 3D printing is poised to disrupt the construction industry fairly soon. Considering recent developments, it might be difficult to argue otherwise. In The Netherlands, efforts are already underway in Eindhoven to complete the world's first concrete 3D-printed commercial housing project, dubbed Project Milestone. Notably, projects like these might hold the key to solving the world's housing crisis.

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