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IIT-Madras Startup Builds India’s First 3D Printed House | India News


CHENNAI: IIT-Madras start up Tvasta has built the first 3D printed country home at the IIT-M campus.
The first house, which has a floor area of ​​600 square feet, has a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchen. The entire house was designed with software and printed using concrete 3D printing technology.
With this technology, a new house can be built in five days compared to four or five months in the conventional way. In addition, the cost of the house is reduced by about 30% and the useful life of the building can exceed 50 years.
Concrete 3D printing is an automated manufacturing method for building real-life three-dimensional structures (on all practicable scales). The technique uses a concrete 3D printer that accepts a user’s computerized three-dimensional design file and fabricates a layer-by-layer 3D structure by extruding a specialized type of concrete specifically designed for that purpose.
When inaugurating the first 3D printed house Virtually Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “India definitely needs such time-consuming solutions. Conventional housing requires time, material, logistics, transportation of material, etc. But if this technology can produce houses in different places five days per house, it wouldn’t be a big challenge to build 100 million houses by 2022. ”

IIT-Madras Startup Builds India's First 3D Printed House | India News

Inside the house
IIT-Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said: “The machine to build this house can be rented, just like the drill holes rented by farmers. It provides large-scale, high-quality and price guarantee for customers.” .
“This technology can allow deep customization of the construction for the individual. It can also ensure that all Indians have good quality, affordable housing with Indian-built technology, “said Adithya VS, Co-Founder and CEO of Tvasta.
In addition to providing housing, it can also solve problems such as sanitation, disaster rehabilitation, and projects to build military bunkers, among others.

Times of India