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3-D printers make 10 houses in 24-hours

By Tim Sandle     Apr 27, 2014 in Science
Suzhou - A company in China has used giant 3-D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it has been alleged by an official Chinese news agency.
The company is WinSun and it has apparently used four 10m x 6.6m printers to spray a mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls, layer by layer. The report comes from the Xinhua news agency.
According to WinSun, the low-cost materials used during the printing process and the lack of manual labor means that each house can be printed for under $5,000. On the site, WinSun chief executive Ma Yihe states: ""We can print buildings to any digital design our customers bring us. It's fast and cheap."
3-D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3-D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. The method of 3D printing has become more widely used in recent years. Manufacturers and designers have been able to make everyday items such as jewelry and furniture.
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