A beautiful 400 m2 villa underwent what amounted to 3D printing in Beijing, China in a record time span of 45 days.
Since two years ago in the past, the Chinese have been at the leading edge of 3D printing. The Chinese company WinSun made it to the front page of the newspapers by making ten 3D printed houses in a mere 24 hours.
Yet there is far more than meets the eye here. WinSun is not the only pioneer and trendsetter on the scene in the Sino-sphere. The Beijing HuaShang Tengda Industry and Trade is one more contender on the block.
This company has built a villa that is 400 m2 in its dimensions in just 45 days. The entire job was handled totally via 3D printing on an on-site basis. Now, that is indeed hard work. The whole process took place right there and then and didn’t rely on separate parts assembled at a distant site.
There is almost a magical touch to the whole phenomenon. It is hard to believe yet true. Of course, this is not the first 3D printed villa in the entire global village. WinSun beat this company to it way back in 2015.
WinSun 3D printed a five story apartment building. Two beautiful courtyards were also created from 3D printers by WinSun. You get a pretty good idea of the progressive plans of WinSun from these projects which it undertook in earnest. WinSun made the parts and then put them together on the site.
HuaShang instead went ahead and created an on-site 3D printing process where the parts did not need to be transported. This saved a lot of money that would have been spent on carrying the parts to the location.
Production efficacy was also enhanced via this process. In other words, everything worked out in a hunky dory way. The 3D villa was made on the site of a factory, according to 3ders.com.
There are two stories in the villa, each one being 3 meters in height. The walls are 250 mm thick. Over 20 tons of concrete was employed for building the walls and laying down the foundation of the villa.
The villa possesses another property. It is very reliable and won’t shake or break during any seismic shifts. The equipment used by the company to make the villa included: an electronic ingredient formulation system, a concrete mixing system, a transmission system and a 3D printing system.
There have been no additives in the construction process. The advantages of 3D printing on the large scale are obvious here. Furthermore, the time needed to get the job done is greatly reduced which speaks volumes about the benefits of this process.