3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital 3D model. It also known as Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Prototyping. 3D printing process is suitable for production or prototypes and used for rapid prototyping. It is one of the popular and best technologies for the production of complex parts, shapes and geometries.
3D printing technology is widely used in today’s era of technology worldwide.
India’s first 3D printed house built by IIT Madras startup Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions was inaugurated on the campus by Nirmala Sitharaman she said, “India definitely needs solutions that do not require much time, adding the latest “technology enables building a 3D printed house in five days”. The team printed the structure using a specialty concrete that it had developed to print large-scale 3D structures in short periods. The material which was used while print this house was the mix is based on ordinary portland cement, which has a lower water-cement ratio developed with ‘Concrete 3D Printing” technology.
This was the first structure single storey house printed in 600 square feet area has one bedroom, hall and kitchen.
As per Tvasta, the cost of constructing a 3D printed house is approximately Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 5.5 lakhs, roughly 20% of the cost of a standard 2BHK apartment.