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This 3-Bedroom Home was 3D Printed in Just 48 Hours

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A 1,9000-sq.-ft., three-bedroom home, 3D-printed in just 48 hours of print time, using less than $6,000 in materials?

Yes, you heard it correctly.

3D printing is revolutionizing the way buildings are constructed and now, a company called SQ4D, along with its Revolutionary Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS), has built the largest permitted 3D-printed home in the world.

ARCS is a patent pending technology that robotically builds foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, utility conduits and more. This digital driven system reduces labor to as little as 3 people, accounting for up to 41% of the total construction of a home. ARCS low-power consumption technology allows homes and buildings to be built using far less energy than needed in traditional construction methods, creating an environmentally friendly impact.

ARCS achieves faster build times by eliminating and consolidating over 20 manual labor intensive processes (siding, framing, sheathing, etc.). This technology will be replacing and eliminating more expensive and inferior building materials, causing the printed structures to be stronger and safer. Utilizing concrete will reduce the cost by at least 30%, as well as making the structure more fire resistant than traditional methods. This home will have the strength to last into the next century.

Future print-time on projects using the technology is expected to be cut in half on their next projects, due to ARCS enhancements implemented post construction.

“Changing the way the world is built” is more than just the company’s tagline; it is a reality.

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