The developer built a tiny house using this 3D concrete printer called Vesta and it took 24 hours to build the structure. It aims to shorten the construction time with the third version of the device.
The Vesta was just used to print a house, although it admittedly constructed a ‘house’ given with its size, one could be theoretically live inside of it.
The structure took 24 hours to print 2 x 1 square meter (7 x 4 square feet) interior. It works at a speed of about .3 feet per second and only requires one person to operate the device from a computer and feed the concrete printer.
The project partly funded by Engineer Alex Le Roux a Michigan-based architectural firm ModEco Development LCC. Le Roux designed and built the 3D concrete printer whereas the firm embraces non-traditional and environment friendly methods of construction.
They’re planning to use more environment-friendly cement. Le Roux used the second version of Vesta fro this project and expects third version will be ready in August, that it will print 3 times faster than the current version’s speed.