It’s early morning in the sub-zero climate of Stupino, Russia, a small territory just south of Moscow; Apis Cor engineers are scattering around, erecting a tent big enough to house one of the world’s largest modern day pieces of 3D printing technology.
After setting up the tent, engineers get to work assembling the printer: a 10-foot tall behemoth with a 30-foot extendable arm. This printer isn’t like other printers which use plastics to create their end products; instead, the specialized printer uses a geo-polymer concrete that, when dry, is nearly indestructible.
After hours of fighting frigid temperatures, engineers are finally ready for the moment everyone has been waiting for. With the push of a button, the printer comes to life. Gears turning, motor humming, and concrete flowing, the printer begins to trace its preprogrammed coordinates.
Twenty-four hours pass and nobody can believe the structure standing before them. At nine feet tall, with walls built to specifications, they are looking at a house built using nothing but a 3D printer.
Thanks to the engineers’ relentless goal of innovation, an entirely new industry has arisen. Apis Cor has transformed the 3D printing industry with the introduction of a printer which can produce an entire house–self-bearing walls and all–in just one day.
This new type of technology will lead way to affordable housing, quicker recovery after natural disasters, and all around more efficient construction practices. As advancements in technology occur, the impossible all of a sudden becomes possible.