Apis Cor, one of the world’s leading construction 3D printing company, has opened up the world’s first 3D printed home showroom in Florida, US. The showroom, located in a warehouse in Brevard County, Florida, showcases the most recent 3D printing technology, which has the potential to totally change the home-building and architecture industries.
At Apis Cor’s Avenue Viera facility, a 3D printing robot “Frank” greets visitors to the world’s first 3D printed home showroom. He comes from an exceptional family, since his predecessor printed and completed the Guinness Book, World’s Largest 3D Printed Building on Earth.
3D Printed Home Showroom
The 3D printed home showroom allows the general public to get an inside look at the emerging technology that may be a commonplace in the near future.
“I definitely think 3D printing is a pillar in the construction industry, right now. The innovation is needed, and another great benefit of it is it replaces human error. People can kind of go around and look at the wall samples and see that it’s very similar to traditional concrete masonry block construction. And see how windows are implemented,” she continued.– Jennifer McKinney, Apis Cor’s Business Operation Manager
Brevard-based Apis Cor, a non-traditional construction company, is responsible for Frank’s existence. According to Apis Cor, any home design is possible, and there are no restrictions on a home’s square footage, wall shapes, or even height. With the click of a button, two-story buildings can be printed.
Proponents of 3D printed home technology claim that it addresses a number of industry-wide issues such as waste, labour shortages, and environmental impacts. They also claim that 3D printed homes can be completed quickly.
“I like the fact that it’s so durable. In different parts of the country we are seeing storms, the tornadoes that went through Kentucky, are not far from where we live,” Ohio resident Jan Stockton said while visiting.
Traditional construction sites are typically littered with leftover materials and scraps, but Apis Cor claims that its 3D home printing will eliminate the majority of that waste. As a result, 3D-printing initiatives will be greener and more efficient than traditional construction methods.
McKinney added, “We just print what we need and even if there’s a little bit here and there, we can reincorporate it back into the home.”
Homes will start at $300,000, according to McKinney, but the sky is the limit. A $7,000 deposit will reserve a 3D printed home and will be applied to the total price of the house once construction begins in 2023.
Before expanding across the country, the company plans to focus on building homes in Florida.
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