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Huashang Tenda 3D Printed House

Could we 3D print a house?

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In the future you may be able to print your own plastic home.

Asked by: Megan Jackson, Age 9, Abergavenny

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It’s already happening! Scaled-up 3D printers that use concrete instead of plastic filament have been used to build wall sections for several years. And in 2016, Huashang Tengda (a Chinese construction firm) 3D printed an entire two-storey house. The steel reinforcing bars were still installed by hand, but then a concrete extruding robot printed the walls around them in just 45 days.


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luis villazon
Luis VillazonQ&A expert

Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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