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May 6, 2021

Will 3D printing solve the housing shortage?

  • Icon says its 3D printing system can do the work of 10 to 20 workers in five or six different trades, while working up to 24 hours a day.
    Associated Press

    Image from Mighty Buildings brochure [enlarge]
    Mighty Buildings makes 3D-printed Mighty Houses ranging from 400 to 1,440 square feet. The Mighty House line uses panels that are printed in a factory in Oakland and shipped to the jobsite for installation. The company also makes smaller ADUs called Mighty Mods.

    AP Photo/Peter Dejong [enlarge]
    Twenty-four concrete elements that make up this 1,011-square-foot, two-bedroom bungalow in Eindhoven, Netherlands, were printed in a nearby factory.

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