Thursday, 18 September 2014

Contour crafting technology would change our perception towards 3D printing

Allied Market Research published a new report titled, “3D Printing MARKET in Emerging Economies - China, India, UAE, Brazil, South Africa (Components and Applications) - Size, Share, Emerging Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 – 2020.” The report provides in-depth insights for the 3D printing market in the above emerging economies.

Contour crafting technology would change our perception towards 3D printing and construction businesses.

Chinese engineers have explored the possibilities of the contour crafting technology that can help to build, something unique, known as “Print” houses. Contour crafting technology helps to minimize material loss and reduce labor cost. As a result, the cost of the printed house would be less than $5000. The technology uses recyclable materials, which are environment friendly at an affordable price. Technology enables to print 10 houses in a day.

“This technology can provide affordable housing in impoverished areas as well as quickly create shelter in the wake of natural disasters. Chinese company Shanghai Winsun Decoration Design Engineering has built 10 houses of a similar range costing about $ 4000 per house. The company has mobilized the technology in such a way that it can be directly placed on the construction site. Transportation cost and raw material requirement and its availability will be key drivers to reduce the cost of the project. Shanghai Hi-Tech Industrial Park was built in 24 hours in China using contour crafting. It is the fastest and cheapest method of meeting the customers’ needs. These printers can print multi-story houses, but Chinese building codes do enable standardization of 3D-printed houses” AMR analysts said.

Analyst further added, “It is predicted that 3D printers will be used to build skyscrapers in the near future. The current challenge lies in meeting the different building code standards for manufacturing. Once this is done, there will be a boom in the construction industry.”