Summary #968

Non-profit proves viability of 3D printing for building homes for underserved communities
  • Non-profit org New Story prints first houses for poor people in a rural area in Mexico, promising to print 50 more, and already planning to expand to other countries.
  • They’re cooperating with Icon, a company that has developed a 3D printer for homes, and already tested it in other projects.
  • The printer is so smart that it even optimizes the cement mix that it pours based on levels of humidity in the air.
  • New story has already built 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia and Mexico, and 3D printing will help them do it faster and less expensively.


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