Will 3D printing disrupt the construction industry?
Apis Cor, a company that 'prints buildings', claims to have constructed the first 3D printed house in a town outside Moscow.
The house took less than a day to construct and cost under $11,000 to complete. A mobile 3D printer created the building's concrete walls and partitions as a fully connected structure, rather than printing the building in panels at an off-site facility as is usually done. The portable machine was then removed from the building, with a group of contractors completing the home - adding the roof and windows, and finishing the interior.
By shifting the construction of the building's shell to 3D printing, Apis Cor…