3D Print Your Dream House?

By on October 5th, 2012 in Ideas, Usage


The folks at RepRapCentral have produced a short video demonstrating what could become an interesting application of 3D printing tech: producing tactile 3D models of your dream house. 
While the video appears to be a concept print, the idea is to address the uncertainty home buyers face when evaluating possible home designs. At the present there are several software options for producing 2D renders of a proposed design, as well as 3D walk-throughs. 
This concept takes it a bit farther by actually producing a 3D model of the home design that you can see and touch. 
One can envision specialized software that assists a home buyer in designing a home interior, complete with furniture. Then the software produces a 3D model for printing. Today’s 3D walk-through software could likely add this feature fairly easily. If printing on a color-capable 3D printer, this could work out well. 
Who’s up for creating this application? 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!