We have already seen 3D printers at work that build an entire house or part of large buildings: how about one that builds an entire neighborhood?
La New Story, a nonprofit construction company, shared a video showing the mechanism for creating what it calls "the first 3D printed community", a futuristic application of 3D printing technology that will make home buying accessible for those with more. need.
The video shows Vulcan II in action, a proprietary 3D printer measuring 10 meters by 3 meters as it pours concrete on site to make the backbone of a small house (a process that in company declarations takes less than a day).
It is a short step from the single house to the entire block: the video then focuses on the interiors of the printed houses, which appear bright and airy.
The New Story video is purely demonstrative, but the project is absolutely real: the construction of an entire neighborhood of 50 houses in Latin America is scheduled for this summer.
Each home will have an estimated cost of around $ 7000, and only households with an income of less than $ 200 a month will be able to purchase it.
"We want to bring the most advanced technology to the families who most need it to improve their living conditions," says the CEO of New Story, Brett Hagler.