Company experimenting with 3-D printing to build homes

- The future of home construction may be 3-D printing.

In New York, a group of engineers are using the technology to build homes more efficiently at an affordable rate.

The team at S Squared 3-D printers wants to print a custom-designed house for under $200,000.

"There's no need for 30 guys to be swinging hammers when we can have a machine do it," Engineer Kird Andersen said. "Uh,  two days later we have a house."

They designed a 20-foot self-made rig that they say is capable of printing a custom home out of cement.

While blueprints would still be drafted by a traditional architect, the structure would be computer-generated for the machine to print.

"You can see a floor plan from above," Andersen says. "Each, all those lines, layer by layer, we stack it on top of each other."  

The team is now working with a town in New York to build a demo home later this year.
 

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