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3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different

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Just 3 years ago the thought of using 3D printing to create buildings – even a tiny one – seemed like a pipe dream. But last year we saw a miniature castle that was entirely 3D printed. Now we have this, a mostly 3D printed 6-story building.

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Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. made the building using a 20ft tall, 33 ft wide and 132 ft long 3D printer and its proprietary printing material. This “special ink”  is made from recycled construction materials such as sand and concrete, plus glass fiber and WinSun’s secret ingredient.

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Like the mini castle, the building was printed in several pieces and then assembled on site. The parts were hollow so that they could be reinforced with rebar and concrete. As shown in the top picture WinSun also covered the building with a marble and brick facade.

Aside from the building, WinSun has also successfully 3D printed a villa and small houses. The company claims that its process uses up to 60% less materials, 80% less labor and 70% less time than traditional construction methods. I hope those claims are 100% true. Head to 3D Print or WinSun’s website for more on these 3D printed structures.

[via 3D Print]



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