last month, we told you about Dutch company DUS Architects, that is working on a fully 3D printed house. Quite a task, as it takes ages for a 3D printer to turn filament into actual shaped objects. Nevertheless, the construction site is open to the public as an exhibition and the team behind the project has set pretty serious goals for this project.
It’s a great month for the team behind 3D Print Canal House in Amsterdam, as they made it to Time Magazine as well as Daily Mail. One might wonder why are so many international media are suddenly interested in this somehow eccentric art project? Well, it is surely attributed to the fact that professionals expect in the near future 3D printers will take over the role of construction workers. In other words: 3D printers will build our future houses – according to what companies such as Contour Crafting say.
However, in order to actually be able to conquer the field of construction, 3D printers need to speed up their process massively. 3D Print Canal House is a lovely project, but it also shows the weakness of today’s 3D construction printers. The company uses a 6 meter tall printer, the KamerMaker – Chamber Maker, but still it takes the printer six weeks to print out one block layer-by-layer. In addition, it is expected to take three years before the house is fully 3D printed. In a world of quickly developing technologies, it therefore is very likely that the team will rebuild parts of the house again. If the technique will evolve, so will the 3D printed house. And that’s a great idea, isn’t it?
If you’re interested in visiting this project yourself, then you can take a visit for only 2,50 euros, which comes down to 3 dollars.
Credits images: DUS Architects/ 3D Print Canal House.