The use of 3D printers has increased dramatically in recent years and it is used to build various structures. Now witness Build a complete village We are in the city of “Nacajuca” in Mexico with a 3D printer. The houses of this village, in addition to being beautiful, also have a high resistance and have been able to survive a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.
Three companies worked together to build the village and its homes: the San Francisco-based nonprofit New Story, which is working on solutions to the global homelessness, the Mexican company Échale, and the American technology company Icon.
The area of these houses is approximately 50 square meters and they have two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. To build these houses, a 3D printer called “Vulcan II” was used, which was developed for working in rural areas, however, building these houses was not an easy task.
Production challenges with 3D printers in rural areas include problems in power supply and rainfall on roads and construction sites. However, these companies work together to address the problem of homelessness for vulnerable groups.
As mentioned above, these houses show high resistance to earthquakes, which is one of the advantages of houses developed with 3D printers.
According to lechale CEO Francesco Piazzi, the printer used to build the house is as advanced as if it came from the Iron Police movie. According to him, this technology has been used where it was most needed.