Chinese media are reporting that a 3D-printed house has been assembled in Xi’an, capital city of Shaanxi province, in just three hours.
Engineers on the project said the modules took about 10 days to print.
“It takes about half a year to build a traditional villa, but not to build a 3D house,” said An Yongliang, developing engineer of the company that designed and produced the house.
The house has six modules, with each weighing over 1000 kilograms. The costs of materials vary from 2,500 to 3,500 yuan (US$400-460) per square metre. print.
An said that the house is strong enough to survive a Magnitude 9 earthquake.
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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