This is Europe’s biggest 3D printer and it has wowed internationally by making an entire two-story house. To top it off, it’s reportedly the largest house printed in one piece – with a fixed printer, in history. This impressive digital feat was accomplished by a Belgian sustainable construction company, Kamp C.
This impressive printing beast is a 32-by-32-foot printer. While its innovative mechanism functions similarly to smaller plastic-printers, it actually uses a specific concrete mixture to build layer-by-layer. This process outweighs conventional construction as it’s faster, more cost-effective, and stronger. Its super-strength is due to the compression of the materials, which is “three times greater than that of a conventional quick build brick.”
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Given this printing technology and repetitive formwork, there was an estimated 60% on material, time, and budget. While this 980-square-foot two-story home is considered to be more of a demo rather than an actually livable house, it represents a technique that could transform the construction industry.