- Company takes next step in strategy to scale rapid development and construction of climate-resilient, carbon-neutral homes near point of need
Mighty Buildings, a 3D printing construction technology company dedicated to the construction of beautiful, sustainable, and climate-resilient homes at scale, announced the opening of its newest factory in Monterrey, Mexico, today. The new Monterrey factory will serve to be the home to 3D print climate-resilient homes for US market.
The factory will leverage the company’s patented composite materials to produce components for an entire home on each day of operation and is focused on scaling the development of Mighty Buildings’ homes in the Southern California region, beginning with Desert Hot Springs.
“With the opening of our factory in Monterrey, Mexico, Mighty Buildings has taken a major step forward in the accelerated growth and adoption of sustainable, net-zero energy homes. This also demonstrates our unique ability to drive the future of home construction by setting up scalable manufacturing operations close to where they are needed, enabling Mighty Buildings to rapidly serve areas in urgent need of climate-resilient housing, and to meet the needs of our developer partners.”– Scott Gebicke, CEO, Mighty Buildings
To 3D Print Climate-Resilient Homes
The establishment of manufacturing facilities in Monterrey is the next step in Mighty Buildings’ strategy to change the way the world builds homes while also assisting in the resolution of the climate and housing crises. Mighty Buildings can create climate-resilient, carbon-neutral housing that is comfortable, beautiful, and resistant to severe weather such as hurricanes and earthquakes by utilizing innovative material science, robotics, and automation. Mighty Buildings’ proprietary concrete-free composite stone material, which is up to 5x stronger than concrete but up to 30% lighter in weight and costs up to 15% less per square foot, makes this possible.
The new Monterrey factory will produce 3D printed components for the company’s MIghty Kit System, which allows for the rapid construction of prefab housing, with the ability to print panels for one to two homes per day. This offsite manufacturing process reduces on-site construction time by up to 50%, allowing for the completion of a home’s envelope in less than a week with almost no waste. A Mighty Buildings home can be ready for residents in as little as two to three months, which is a 2-3x improvement over the industry average of seven to eight months (per the U.S. Census Bureau).
In addition to alleviating housing shortages, shorter time to market would benefit developers looking to increase their IRR (Internal Rate of Return).
This demonstrates the significant benefits and cost savings of continuous prefab component production in a factory versus 3D printing components directly on a construction site. This model enables Mighty Buildings to establish a micro factory that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week near a construction site in any location, without experiencing manufacturing disruptions due to weather or noise concerns.
About Mighty Buildings: Mighty Buildings, founded in 2017, is dedicated to transforming the housing construction industry through the creation of beautiful, high-quality, and climate-resilient prefab homes. Mighty Buildings can build houses up to three times faster than the industry standard, with near zero waste, and significantly reduces the environmental impact of conventional home construction by leveraging 3D printing, advanced material science, and automation for offsite prefabrication.
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