Article: The Robot That Can Print a Real House in 24 Hours

Materials, Open Manufacturing

The Robot That Can Print a Real House in 24 Hours

As technology continues to advance at lightning speed in the 21st century, nearly a billion people live in slums, with that number expected to increase to 2 billion by 2030.Could 3D concrete printers provide solid shelter for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable?

The world’s largest concentrations of slums exist in the “global south:” Africa, Asia, and Latin America; places where urbanization has not led to economic development, and are characterized by poor sanitation, crowded living conditions, low quality structures, and populations vulnerable to disease and natural disasters.

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