Mobile 3D printing technology has been used to build the very first 3D printed house using such hardware thanks to the combined forces of Apis Cor and PIK who carried out the project which was first announced back in December 2016.
The 3D printed house interior includes a hall, a bathroom, a living room and a compact functional kitchen equipped with modern appliances. Watch the video below to learn more about the mobile 3D printing hardware which was used to create the 3D printed house.
Due to the mobile nature of the 3D printing machine can be located almost anywhere to create 3D printing houses in a much shorter time than it would to construct a similar size building using traditional methods and materials. The 3D Printed House Specifications include :
– Width — 76 mm
– Number of chambers — 6
– Soundproofing — Class 4
– Frost resistance — up to −60 C
– Product life — >50 Years
– Anti break-in system
– Inbuilt climate control system
Construction is based on Apis Cor 3D printing technology — a unique equipment, which has no analogues in the world today: mobile construction 3D printer and automatic mix and supply unit. A distinctive feature of the printer is its design, which is reminiscent of the tower crane, allowing the printer to execute the printing process of constructing the building both inside and outside.
The printer has a small size, easily transportable and does not require long preparation before the commencement of the construction works because it has a built-in automatic horizon alignment and stabilization system.
For the printed walls finishing we additionally used a mineral decorative plaster Reibeputz — KOROED from the manufacturer BITEX. The material has high adhesion and vapor permeability, excellent for internal and external finishing works. For painting of the entire building in a corporate yellow color we used high-quality exterior paint from BITEX Egalisationsfarbe manufacturer. Paint is easy to apply and easily fills the roughness, after drying up it forms a solid matte surface without cracks, is eco-friendly and resistant to weather conditions.
Jump over to the Apis Cor website via the link below to learn more about the project and the mobile 3D printing hardware which was used to create the 3D printed house.