Russian engineer Chen-yun-ta recently showcased the Apis Cor, a 3D printer that prints homes. Similar to the smaller, desk-friendly 3D printers, Apis Cor extrudes materials to create predefined shapes. The difference between the two? Apis Cor is able to print entire multi-story homes up to 630 square feet.. IN 24 HOURS.
A huge feat of engineering, Apis Cor saves resources, labor costs, and overall energy usage when making the structure. However, some are skeptical that it will be embraced with open arms. Many industries have been changed or reduced significantly after technology replaced human labor. Will it be a matter of time before all construction is technology-driven or will the human element persevere?