The first 3-D printed house of the country has been inaugurated by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This 3-D house, which has been constructed by Tvasta Manufacturing solutions, is situated in IIT-MADRAS.
Notably, Tvasta Manufacturing solutions are part of the new incubator of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs established at IIT Madras called ‘ASHA Incubator.’
This 3-D House is a 600 sq. ft, single-story home. It has a functional space which is comprised of a Kitchen, hall, and a single bedroom all of which have been designed and developed by the indigenous Concrete 3-D printing technology of the firm.
IIT-MADRAS also informed that the house was developed in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.
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3-D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY: Ready-to-Implement Methodology
With no lead time on manufacturing, reducing the construction time significantly, this indigenous “Concrete 3-D printing” technology of Tvasta Manufacturing solutions is a ‘Ready-to-Implement Methodology’ which has the potential to change the term ‘building’ to ‘printing’ in near future.
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