We have already seen 3D printers at work pulling up an entire house or part of large residential areas: how about one that builds an entire neighborhood?
La New Story, nonprofit construction company, shared a video showing the mechanism of creating what it calls "the first 3D printed community", a futuristic application of 3D printing technology that will make the purchase of housing accessible to those who have more need.
The video shows Vulcan II in action, a proprietary 3D printer measuring 10 meters by 3 meters while pouring concrete on site to build the framework of a small house (a process that takes less than a day in company statements).
From the single house to the entire block, the step is short: 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 families who need it most to improve their living conditions," says the CEO of New Story, Brett Hagler.