Could Consumers 3D Print Themselves A New Home?

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The Movoto real estate company has whipped up a nifty little calculator that allows users to figure out how much it will cost and how long it will take to 3D-print a new home.

The calculator references the MakerBot Replicator 2 to determine speed and cost and all users need to do is enter the square footage and number of stories in the home and the calculator will spit out the number of bricks needed, cost and anticipated time frame for completion.

The cost of a 3D-printed 2,800 square foot, three story home is $368,256. It would take 30,688 bricks and 243 years, assuming just one printer was used. The price seems reasonable, but a 3D-printed-brick home would leave most homeowners wanting some essentials like drywall, flooring and plumbing.

It seems silly, but 3D printing is a growing trend and while maybe a brand new home isn’t in the realm for now, the possibilities for the technology certainly seem endless.

Source:  Motovo



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