Information Systems Integration – Tony Messina

3-D Printed Homes

1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, but a company called ICON may have a cheaper solution for people who need homes at a low cost. The solution they have is to build these homes using 3-D printing. The 3-D printing method the company is using can create homes that are between 650-800 square feet and it is trying to get the cost to make these homes to around $4000. It only takes 12 to 24 hours to makes these homes and if everything goes according to plan then it will make a community of 100 homes in El Salvador next year. The company is also looking to the future potential of this technology to be used to build communities off-planet. The company thinks this can be a more promising habitat technology for space.

What are your thoughts on this technology? Do you think this could one day be used to build communities off-planet?

2 Responses to 3-D Printed Homes

  • Maybe one day there will be a combination of AI and the 3D print technology which allows engineer to have a better efficiency of designing buildings and constructing them.

  • I think 3-D printed homes can be used broadly in the future. There are already companies to sell 3-D house printers. These 3-D printed homes can build to defend against the harsh weather, and as a resource to protect people from natural disasters, because it only needs 24 hours to build a brand new house. Maybe in the future, people can build their own houses in a faster and cheaper way.

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