In conjunction with PIK, the Apis Cor company built the first ever 3D-printed house in less than 24 hours, according to the company's website. The roughly 410-square-foot house stands in Russia, and features all the nuts and bolts of a traditional home.
Construction costs estimated roughly $10,000, which includes the installation of the foundation, roof, inner and outer finishing, wall insulation, windows, floors and ceilings.
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Some may express concerns over the durability of a house built from 3D printing, but Apir Cor claims that the house can last up to 175 years. As for the house's composition, mineral plaster of white cement and ball-shaped marble and granite crumbs serve as an additional layer of insulation for the cold winter months.
Apis Cor founder, Nikita Chen-yun-tai, said "We want to change public views that construction can't be fast, eco-friendly, efficient and reliable at the same time."
Our goal is to become the biggest international construction company to solve problems of accommodation around the globe
Apis Cor, according to Mashable, has claimed to be the first company to have developed a 3D printing device that can construct buildings on-site. Previous residential buildings using similar technology have used off-site printers.