The three dimensional printing method or 3D printing is the newest additive manufacturing process that has conquered a wide range of activities among which building and civil-engineering.
After “WINSUN”, first company on the international sphere to build houses from a 3D giant printing, “APIS COR”, Russian manufacturer of a 3D printing with concrete, makes its mark by printing a house in 24 hours in Stupino (in Russia), under conditions of extremely low temperatures (- 35°c).
This 38 m2 house whose building cost goes up to 10134$ (about 275$/m2 ) was announced in December 2016 by APIS COR. The latter realized this project in collaboration with 5 companies: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., TECHNONICOL CORPORATION, BITEX REIBEPUTZ COMPANY, «FABRIKA OKON» COMPANY.
Last but not least, its success proves how much the 3D printing is changing the market and the approach used in building and civil-engineering, especially in low-rise building. It definitely offers a variety of possibilities to propose tailored solutions in the architectural sector.