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    Will 3D printed homes catch on in Orange County?

    If you’re a fan of the latest technology, you most likely will be familiar with 3D printers and how it’s easy for almost anything to be printed with a 3D printer including guitars, guns, circuit boards and shoes. But is it possible for an entire multi-level home to be printed with a 3D printer?

    Not Far From Reality

    We are not that far away from the possibility of 3D printers being able to build an entire home, even in as little as one day.

    Thanks to the advancements in this technology, especially the efforts of people like Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis with the University of Southern California, 3D printing or “Contour Crafting” as he calls it, will soon become a reality. Once a large enough 3D printer is created, that printer will be able to build a complete home and this will change the face of residential construction.

    How Will It Work?  

    Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis thinks that building a 3D house will be as simple as digging the trenches around the perimeter where the home will be built and then erecting a system of rails on both sides so that the 3D printer can move back and forth like a traditional printer while it’s fed the building material to build the house.

    Once the home is completed contractors will of course have to come in and do all of the electrical and plumbing work but if the home is printed to its exact blueprints, it should be a fairly simple process for any contractor to complete their electrical, plumbing work on a home in no time compared to the  traditional length of time that it takes for a home to be built from the foundation on it. This process should drastically decrease the time it takes to build a home and the cost associated with it as well

    What are your thoughts on 3D printing? Feel free to leave us a comment below!

    For more information on how 3D printing will affect home construction, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.

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