Apis Cor’s Portable 3D Printer Builds a Tiny Home with Tiny Price

Published by , March 7, 2017 12:19 pm

(NewAtlas)  3D-printing firm Apis Cor, in collaboration with development firm PIK, recently showed off the portable 3D printer it has developed by using it to build a basic structure of a 38-sq-m (409-sq-ft) home.
Apis Cor’s project was built on-site with just one portable printer. Measuring a maximum height of 3.1 m (10 ft) and a maximum length of 5 m (16.4 ft), the printer weighs 2 tons (1,814 kg) and can be transported to a building site on the back of a truck like any other piece of heavy machinery. The 3D printer, which looks like a small crane, extrudes cement out of a nozzle in layer after layer to create a structure.The firm offers its 3D-printer for sale or rent, though we’ve no word on how much it costs.

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