Yes, you heard that right. Prints out.
Apis Cor, a company with locations in San Francisco and Russia, has designed and created a 3D printer that they plan to use to print out homes around the world and beyond. The printer can be transported by construction crane to the home’s on-site location.
Apis Cor’s 3D printer uses fiber concrete to print out their circular homes.
The purpose of the printer is to help construct affordable, eco-friendly fiber concrete homes in a single day. Apis Cor claims that these homes can last for up to 175 years, but most noteworthy they can be used in developing areas where people can wait months for materials to arrive. The printer recently completed a 400 square foot house in Russia for under $10,000. In addition, Apis Cor claims they are ready to start building the first homes on Mars.
The homes can be built and finished on-site in one day.
The curved interior can still accommodate appliances and furniture.
The home’s interior includes a living room, compact kitchen and a hallway leading to a bathroom. A washer and dryer and other Samsung appliances were installed after the printing. The curved radius of the 4K SUHD TV fit perfectly along the curved wall of the circular house.
The printer looks like a futuristic crane you would see on a seaside dock, but is only 5 feet tall. It weighs two tons and can be run by only two people. It also runs on as much power as used by five electric teapots and creates no waste. The mixer structure can hold polyurethane components that don’t cake and clog.
Photos by Apis Cor