If Singapore’s move to use of 3D printing to build public housing works out, they might just face a job crunch!
The government and the Singapore Centre for 3d Printing are exploring such a prospect.
The aim of this is to engage locals to build housing more quickly and efficiently, alleviating the burden of relying on a large foreign labour force.
The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing has received S$107.7 million in government funding to spearhead such an initiative.
The organisation is looking into ways to build housing units one floor at a time using specialised concrete 3D printers, then assemble these units using a technology similar yo building with Lego bricks to form a whole HDB block.
A building plan will be presented this year, with a prototype building expected to be built within 3 years.