Take a Look At The First Newly Built 3D Printed Home in Michigan
I have heard of 3D printing of small stuff but a home? That is definitely a first for me, and now you see the first one that's being built in Michigan.
We have been hearing about 3D printing for quite some time now. If you are unfamiliar with the process, it's the making of a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. This is done typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession shown in the picture above.
3D printing has been around for a while. The first 3D printer was built in 1983 by inventor Chuck Hull. Hull wanted to revolutionize the way we could produce whole objects, and this process would allow for prototypes to get to market faster.
Like artificial intelligence, 3D printing has come a long way and now a home has been built in one Michigan city using this process.
First 3D Printed Home Built in Michigan
This 3D-printed home is the first of its kind to be built in Detroit's Islandview neighborhood with plans to make more in the near future.
A 3D printer was purchased from the auto industry to build the exterior of the home. It also built some curved walls that are inside the home.
The way the house is built is air-tight which means it will be more energy efficient to maintain saving its owner money. According to WXYZ, the home is "net zero" ready which means the owner can install solar panels if they like.
The home when completed will go on the market for just under $225,000 but with it being a stronger built more energy efficient home, it will more than likely become the home of the future. You can take a better look at the building of the home and a tour of the inside by clicking here for the video.
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