The world’s first 3D-printed house—made entirely with bio-based materials such as wood flour, or fine sawdust, mixed with a binder made from corn—has come to life thanks to the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), which spearheaded building BioHome3D in Orono, Maine.
The wooden home was 3D printed layer by layer using an industrial polymer printer at the ASCC where there was little to no construction waste thanks to the precession of the printing process. The 600-square-foot residential protype features 3D printed floors, walls, and roofs from wood fibers and bio-resins, and the house is fully recyclable and highly insulated with 100% insulation.
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