Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.
But a Chinese company has proved just how revolutionary industrial 3D printing can be. WinSun Decoration Design Engineering printed and assembled 10 one-room houses in just 24 hours, reports Computer World. Each building, which was around 650 square feet, cost only around $4,800 to make. What’s more, WinSun used recycled construction waste and cement.