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Peek inside India’s first ever 3D printed house as IIT Madras creates history

The concrete 3D printing technology is a 'Ready-to-Implement Methodology' with no lead time on manufacturing.
ZeeWebDesk ● Updated: June 5, 2021 5:55 am | Edited By: PUSHKAR TIWARI
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Chennai: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman virtually inaugurated India’s first 3-D Printed house which is situated within IIT Madras, said the Institute. Constructed by Tvasta Manufacturing solutions, this 600 sq. ft, single-story home has a functional space comprising of a single bedroom, hall, and kitchen, all of which have been designed and developed by the firm’s indigenous 3-D printing technology.

The concrete 3D printing technology is a ‘Ready-to-Implement Methodology’ with no lead time on manufacturing, and is touted to offer advantages including – reduction in overall construction cost and time, brings down the carbon footprint, higher productivity of labor, and utilization of eco-friendly materials.

Tvasta’s ‘Concrete 3D Printing’ is an automated manufacturing method, where their 3-D printer accepts a computerized three-dimensional design file and fabricates a 3D structure in a layer-by-layer manner by extruding a custom-made variant of concrete.

In 2018, Zee media had reported on this technology when it was in its nascent stage and the firm had demonstrated its capability of printing a standing 3-D structure.

Addressing the inauguration via virtual mode, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs said, “India definitely needs such solutions which do not require much time. This technology enables building a 3D printed house in 5 days. With the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s goal of ‘Housing for All by 2022,’ we have a huge challenge before us. A huge challenge of meeting that deadline and making sure that people who need houses get it at an affordable price. The Government incentives for that are available.”

She expressed hope that with such technology able to deliver a home In five days, the goal of building 100 million homes by 2022, would not be a big challenge when compared to conventional construction.

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