Ten houses 3D printed in 24 hours, construction workers look out

Ten full houses have been printed off by giant 3D printers in China, in just 24 hours.

Chinese company WinSun used four 10m x 6.6m printers to achieve the engineering feat that could leave construction workers out of jobs if it proves successful. The news comes from Chinese agency Xinhua.

The printers pumped out a spray mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls in layers. The cost was just $5000 per house says the 3DPrinterPlans website.

While these "houses" appear to be small and simple in design the company claims anything Is possible. WinSun chief executive Ma Yihe says: "We can print buildings to any digital design our customers bring us. It's fast and cheap."

At the moment Chinese structural regulations do not allow for multi-level 3D printing of buildings but WinSun hopes to graduate to printing skyscraper one day.

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