China has been at the forefront of construction 3D printing since 2014, when the Shanghai-based company WinSun made headlines for building ten 3D printed houses in less than 24 hours.
But they are not the only concrete 3D printing pioneers that can be found in China, as Beijing HuaShang Tengda Industry and Trade has emerged as a challenger. They have just 3D printed an exquisite 400 m2 villa in just 45 days. Most impressive of all, the structure was completely manufactured on-site, rather than in separate parts in a factory.
While WinSun 3D printed most of the parts in advance and simply assembled them on-site, the Beijing company has instead set up an on-site 3D printing process – a move which could greatly reduce transportation costs and increase production efficiency.