The 3D Printing Home Architect is an architect dedicated to designing homes using specific computer-aided design (CAD) software. The designs they create will later be loaded onto 3D printers for manufacturing. They must master different CAD programs and also have deep knowledge of architecture and home construction to understand, for example, the loads the structure will be subjected to, and be able to design a functional solution that meets these requirements.
According to data from Markets and Markets, the 3D printing construction market will exceed $1.5 billion by 2024, with an annual growth rate of 245%. This is a technology with the potential to completely transform the construction industry, as the cost reduction it offers compared to a conventional home is very significant. In Spain, a company called HC3D builds concrete homes using this technology, and you can already buy 100 square meter houses for about 80,000 euros.
3D Printing is a technique that allows the construction of solid three-dimensional physical objects through layer-by-layer addition of material. With traditional methods of object manufacturing, the desired object is obtained by removing excess material, whereas with this technology, only the necessary material is used, making the process much more efficient. It is starting to be used in the construction sector for the production of low-cost homes. This technology offers numerous advantages over traditional construction methods, as it helps significantly reduce manufacturing times and allows for greater customization at a much lower cost. This makes it a technology that is highly useful for construction, for example, for temporary homes in cases of natural disasters.