Recycled plastic, a new material to print houses in 3D


CATEGORY: Building BRAND: Azure

An American start-up allows you to customize your home thanks to additive manufacturing and with materials as sustainable as recycled plastic from bottles or food packaging. The company has specialized in mini-homes that it can print in as little as 20 hours.

Azure, a small construction start-up based in Los Angeles, has come up with a way to 3D print tiny houses that are environmentally friendly, as they are made from recycled plastic. More than 60% of the printed material used to make these houses comes from a plastic polymer most often seen in plastic bottles and food containers.



Different models can be purchased and even customized to suit the consumer and are usually small houses for patios or accessories for main homes. They are currently building houses of up to 80 m2 but the idea is that houses with larger meters can be built in 2024.



Azure is changing the construction industry by harnessing groundbreaking advances in 3D printing technology and harnessing the power of recycled plastic polymers by creating housing units and tiny homes 70% faster and 20-30% less expensive than existing construction methods.



The construction sector is one of the world's largest consumers of raw materials globally and responsible for approximately 20% of the world's total carbon emissions. The heads of Azure, Ross Maguire and Gene Eidelman, are proud that theirs is "the first company to print complete structures in 3D using mainly recycled plastic polymer materials and to pioneer a truly sustainable way to build responsibly for the generations to come."


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