These 3D printed plastic connectors combine with standard wooden parts, so that only the essential parts of the furniture need to be shipped, and people could just print the plastic parts on a home 3D printer. The goal is to redefine the design process itself and introduce the active customer participation.
The houses, each covering an area of 200 sq m, in Shanghai’s Qingpu district are printed with special “ink” - construction waste, tailings and industrial waste that was recycled. The best thing is, they are built with very little labor and they are incredibly inexpensive (approximately $4,800 each). The company hopes one day the technology could provide affordable housing for the impoverished.
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