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3D Printed Homes Solution For Tampa Bay Housing Crisis? Why not? What if they really could build them at 1/2 the cost of traditional construction? One builder using 3D Printing for the lower level of his big 2 story homes says his work is 10-30% cheaper and his construction is faster than conventional construction. He does use traditional walls etc for additional level.

Other builders say they can set up and build small, one story affordable 3D Printed Homes at a fraction of traditional cost. Seems impossible till you see the robotic arm laying out a perfect digital version of “paste like” concrete layer by layer. Steps below are pretty simple. Then hit “Print” Source USA TodayTheZebra

  • Step 1

    All you need is a blueprint. Not that different from any other housing. Think about where we are with 3D tours and digital staging. The software is incredible.

  • Step 2

    Create a digital file, and send it off to the printer. Not a traditional Epson or HP Printer. LOL.

  • Step 3

    Let the printer do what it does. They set up rails around the foundation to support a robotic arm. The arm squeezes out a heated liquid. Sort of a plastic concrete. Yes, it dries pretty quick. And, ready for the next layer. It can print one small story in 24 hours.

  • Step 4

    Add stuff you need. The house can be “printed” for about $10,000 currently. Still need to add some additional, more traditional construction. Roof, Windows, doors, plumbing, you get the idea. Thats brings cost up to $140,000 to $160,000 area in some cases.