US firm 3D prints home in New York

A US firm has raised the bar in housebuilding several notches, claiming to have built a 3D printed home with its Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS) in New York.

S-Squared 4D Commercial, a division of S-Squared 3D Printers, developed ARCS, a patent pending 3D printing system, which allows several robotic concrete 3D printing machines to work simultaneously. 

The largest house so far, at 46.5 sq m, has been built in a recent demonstration, in under 12 hours, the company said.

With the process fully automated, S-Squared 4D claims houses can be built far safer, 30 times quicker and with construction costs cut by 70%.

The firm is now planning to continue pushing the envelope of the size of house that can be built with the 3D printing technique. A 100,000 sq m building is the next big target for S-Squared 4D as it aims to “revolutionise the construction industry forever”.

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