This startup 3D prints tiny homes from recyclable plastics

Azure also unveiled what it called the world’s first 3D printed “backyard studio” made with recycled plastic materials in the same month.

The plastic 3D printed studios and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) – meaning legal and regulatory terms for a secondary house or apartment that shares the building lot of a larger, primary home – are now available for preorder as the startup prepares to ramp up its production line in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles.

This startup 3D prints tiny homes from recyclable plastics

Azure uses recyclable plastics to build homes.

Faster, cheaper, and sustainable homes with 3D printing

Azure sticks up for building homes 70 percent faster and 30 percent cheaper than “traditional home construction methods.” As Business Insider says, most 3D home builders use a form of mixed or pure concrete to build a home. However, Azure is “saying goodbye” to this by using sustainable materials.

Azure’s printing materials consist of the waterproof plastic polymer generally found in plastic bottles and packaging food, according to the startup.

“Our supply chain should never be short in our lifetime,” told Ross Maguire to Business Insider.

“We have created production efficiencies not only by capitalizing on the advances in 3D printing but by creating a design and process that is completed in only 20 hours. When compared with conventional construction, we produce the entire structural skeleton, the exterior sheathing, the water control barrier, the exterior finish, the passageways for utilities, and the grounding for interior finishes, in a fraction of the time and cost. By revolutionizing a new age of the home building with our sustainable, automated, and exact production processes, we see a very, very exciting future ahead,” further added Maguire in April to describe the startup’s goal.

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