Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, a startup founded by alumni of IIT Madras, has dubbed it the first 3D printed house in India. The team used a special concrete to print the structure, which was developed to print large 3D structures in a short period of time. They said the mixture is based on ordinary Portland cement, which has a low water ash. Although concrete is the main material commonly used in construction projects, it cannot be recycled and requires a lot of energy for mixing and transportation. Therefore, the team’s efforts to use technology to use ordinary Portland cement to print houses can “overcome the shortcomings of traditional buildings.”
The company said on its website: “We have the ability to overcome the shortcomings of traditional buildings through 3D printing,” he added: “This advancement will open the door to various research and development in the construction industry.”
Its first structure is a single-story house with an area of 600 square feet, using local concrete 3D printing technology and built in cooperation with the Terwilliger Innovation Center, the Habitat Center of UN-Habitat. According to the institute, this technology can help build houses in five days.
This house is Inauguration Written by Nirmala Sithraman, Minister of Finance. At the conference via video conference, she said that India absolutely needs a solution that does not require a lot of time, and added that the latest technology “can build a 3D printed house in 5 days.”
“Conventional housing requires time, materials, logistics, material transportation, etc. However, if this technology can build houses in different areas within five days, then it will not be a big challenge to build 100 million houses by 2022.” The Minister of Finance Say.
Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions said in a blog post on its website that it has developed its own material mixture, which is an extrudable concrete composed of cement, sand, geopolymer and fiber. It prepares the final material mixture by mixing raw materials in a large hopper. “When 3D printing is performed, the structure is specially designed to be hollow so that wiring and plumbing can be arranged without damaging the walls,” the blog post added.
The use of such local materials can also reduce the need to transport concrete over long distances, thereby reducing the impact on the environment.