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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