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3D-Printed Home in Dutch City Expands Housing Options

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A house that came out of a printer.

A new house in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, was printed in a nearby factory.

Credit: Peter Dejong/AP

Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers' new three-dimensionally (3D) printed home in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, could become commonplace as the country deals with a housing shortage.

The residence is composed of 24 concrete elements that were printed layer by layer through additive manufacturing at a factory in Eindhoven, before being transported to a neighborhood.

The home is part of Project Milestone, an initiative of Eindhoven's city hall, its Technical University, and construction companies.

The university's Theo Salet said the process uses concrete with the consistency of toothpaste, to ensure sufficient strength for construction and sufficient wetness so the layers stick together.

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