(ORDO NEWS) — Gradually, 3D printers are becoming part of everyday life from a fad for geeks or experimenters. For example, residential (to some extent) buildings are already being erected.
In 2023, Icon, a startup specializing in 3D printing of houses, will complete the construction of a three-story one-story army barracks in Texas, Fort Bliss.
For construction, the company uses its own Vulcan printer system and specially designed concrete, known as Lavacrete. The new building complex will take on the title of the largest 3D printed building in the world.
“Building facilities using this advanced technology saves labor, reduces planning time, and increases the speed of building future facilities,” Lt. Gen. Doug Gabram, commander of the U.S. Army Installations Directorate , said in a press release.
According to Gabram, the department is currently looking at ways to introduce the rapid technological construction method to other types of facilities besides the barracks.
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