Chinese 3-D Printer Builds 10 Houses in Just 1 Day

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A Chinese company is using 3-D printed blocks to build cheap and quickly assembled houses as a possible solution to the urgent problem of modernizing housing conditions in Chinese villages.


The blocks are made from a mixture of sand, concrete and glass fiber, materials processed from common construction waste, which is pumped layer after layer through the top of a 6.6-meter-tall, 32-meter-long industrial printer.

Chinese 3D Printer Builds 10 Houses in Just 1 Day

There's something different about a group of small structures that just went up in western Shanghai. They were put together using a technique called additive manufacturing - better known as 3D printing technology. And ICS reporter Song Wenjing tells us they are the first of their kind in China.

CCTV’s YaKenda McGahee talks to the man behind the technology that may revolutionize construction as we know it.

3-D printing is one of the latest growth industries in China. Young entrepreneurs and private companies are starting to invest in the new technology and coming up with innovations.

There’s been a return to a Do-it-Yourself spirit at the South-by Southwest interactive festival in Austin, Texas. 3-D printing startups and DIY companies are becoming big business. CCTV’s Ginger Vaughn reports