The Future is here 3D homes now reached Florida. The first 3D Printed home was built in Tallahassee, constructed by Precision Builders run by James Light using cobalt printers and Printed Farms.
The construction is not that perfect (especially the smoothness of the concrete), and in creating a socket, builders must cut the concrete out.
However, the durability of the 3D concrete homes is much better because of their curvilinear curve than a typical house that uses rectilinear forms. In other words, the lesser materials used are cheaper than traditional homes, and since it’s using the latest technology, there is room for improvements in this type of structure.
Let’s check on the pros and cons of 3D-printed homes.
Cost: 3D printed homes use lesser materials, making them cheaper than traditional houses, and there is less material waste in 3D homes than traditional houses.
Time: 3D houses are quicker to build than traditional houses. Based on research, 3D homes took only one month and a half to make compared to a typical home that took almost six months or more to finish.
Design Shapes: 3D homes can easily use different designs in creating a house compared to traditional ones, which will make it more expensive because of the materials it will require to follow the desired house design.
Environmental Friendly: 3D houses use fewer machines than traditional (fuel consumption), making them more eco-friendly in making a house.
Consistency: 3D printed homes distribute an equal amount of materials on every part of the house. When a mistake occurs, it can be corrected in real-time, minimizing the number of failed factors and wasted materials.
Limited Materials: 3D-printed homes can only process minor materials that they use.
Post-Process: Due to its curvilinear form, 3D homes needed some cleaning to remove support materials used. Finishing requires more time to make it smooth or polished to achieve the desired design.
Building Regulations: There are no regulations implemented yet for 3D printed homes. The government must first implement a bar in which 3D printed builders must follow safety procedures when it comes to safety.
Decrease of the workforce: Since the 3D printed houses are more accessible to build than the traditional houses, the number of workers is lesser because the 3D printer almost does all the tasks and with minimal supervision.
Additional skill required for 3D modeling: You must know how to operate and alter 3D models, and 3D printing takes a lot of time before you can master it.
These are some of the pros and cons of 3D-printed homes. I’ll leave you with this. Are we ready for 3D Printed homes? What do you think?