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INDIA’S FIRST 3D PRINTED HOUSE AT IIT-M

INDIA’S FIRST 3D PRINTED HOUSE AT IIT-M

Context

First 3D printed house in India at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) inaugurated.

Details

  • It was constructed by Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, a startup founded by IIT Madras alumni.
  • It is part of the new incubator of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) established at IIT Madras.
  • It is a single-storey home has a built-in area of 600 sq. ft. with a  functional space comprising a single bedroom, hall, and kitchen.
  • The concrete 3D printing technology is a 'Ready-to-Implement Methodology' with no time on manufacturing, which reduces the construction time.
  • This technology enables building a 3D printed house in 5 days.
  • It fulfills l Prime Minister's goal of 'Housing for All by 2022.
  • 3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model.

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