Skip to comments.FUTURE LIVING 3D printed homes built in less than 24 hours will ‘be mainstream by 2025’ in UK
Posted on 05/21/2018 8:25:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
EXPERTS say 3D-printed houses will be "mainstream by 2025", and could put an end to Britain's housing crisis.
A new report details how Brits are less than a decade away from enjoying lower house prices thanks to a robot revolution in the construction of homes.
3D printing, or "additive manufacturing", is a process of layering up a material to build complicated structures.
It works just like regular home printers but instead of ink, a 3D printer will use materials like plastic or metal.
Using giant 3D printers, it's been proven possible to quickly and cheaply build homes. Sadly the tech is far from mainstream for now.
"By 2025 we will already see huge changes in the construction industry thanks to technology with drones, AI and 3D printing all becoming commonplace," explains Dr Ian Pearson, a futurologist who produced the report for Colmore Tang Construction.....
(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...
I have seen 3d buildings being “printed.”
DEFINITELY the wave of the near future.
Think about it... the printers need maintenance but don’t get tired. They are a bit slow but steady and constant.
Construction as we know it may be gone in a generation, except for maintenance and expensive hand-made homes.
The cost of building homes is not so much in the construction, but in the permitting fees, the land cost, and the hookups to sewer, water, electricity, and gas.
Mere physical plant is not the major cost anymore.
There are several technologies that can do that relatively cheaply.
Most are not allowed by the zoning codes, unless expensive special applications and approvals are met.
Made of a printable kind of concrete, is my expectation:
No reason this technique can’t be scaled to any needed level, even if it takes many days or weeks to complete a larger structure.
I enjoy home repair/improvement.
Doubt I’ll be moving into one, but wondering whether putting in that new dual 125V power outlet will now require skills in plasticworking.
Considering the dinky little places the Brits line in, they could do it.
We’ll be like Swallows building our nests.
“Get ‘Em Out By Friday”
>>The cost of building homes is not so much in the construction, but in the permitting fees, the land cost, and the hookups to sewer, water, electricity, and gas.
Mere physical plant is not the major cost anymore.<<
That makes sense but I think my observation about doing construction — and maybe how repairs are done — in the future is probably truer than not.
Unless areas do an Uber and just don’t allow them to keep the construction trade open.
Expect to see this take hold in 3rd world countries where once the cost < labor, just like cell phones are EVERYWHERE in Mexico and other countries b/c the cost of a land line are so high.
I think this is disruptive in ways we might not even be able to discern now.
After a new house going up on either side of me at about the same time, I have had my fill of being around home building.
One house is occupied and the other is slated for moving in next month sometime.
All well and good, but humanoid robots will be able to make conventional housing at a slightly higher cost at some point.
They better move up that 2025 timeline what with influx of invaders needing housing and a mailbox for their government check.
I can see the Brits going for that. Stack two and you have a semi, add more and you’ve got apartments.
We were looking into purchasing a Modular Home.
Construction cost of the Plan we were looking at came in about $200 a Square Foot delivered to the Building Site.
That didn’t include the poured Foundation, the Setup Crew, hooking up Utilities or any upgrades.
The Builder said to add at least $40 to $50 a Square Foot for all that. The cost of the Lot was additional.
And how long will it take the yobs and lrigs to wreck them?
There is no “housing crisis”. There’s a family crisis. Yobs and their progeny don’t want to work, but want to get housed.
Next they need to print them using a compound that can be vaporized when sprayed with a certain chemical. That way, when you move out, the next guy can just vaporize the house and print a new one with a layout he likes better.
More on 3d homes.
Made of a printable kind of concrete, is my expectation
Sorry, I just haven’t clicked on any of the links, but this seems like an odd concept to me. Why wouldn’t you just use forms to cast the concrete in? Why would you ‘print’ it, unless you have a complex 3D shape...
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