A giant printer to fight the housing crisis

A giant printer to fight the housing crisis

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An Ontario company is trying to combat the province's affordable housing shortage and is counting on a 3D printer as a solution, Global News reported. 

“C 'is a first step to start eliminating waste from our current construction processes,' Hugh Roberts, co-founder of Nidus 3D, told the media.

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The printer could lead to a real revolution in the world of construction, while it could help to build some structures in less than half the time, according to the company.

“We expect this form of construction to rapidly gain traction in Canada and around the world,” Mr. Roberts.

While many fear this type of automation, the printer operator assured that skilled workers are still needed.

“We still have to work with all kinds of trades, carpenters, electricians, plumbers; we still have to get all the other trades into our buildings. I think we're accelerating construction, I don't think we're cutting jobs,” Chris Marin said.

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And the company's next project should be even more innovative, since it plans to print a basement in 3D.

“This is a three-story, multi-unit project to create more housing in the city of Kingston,” said company co-founder Ian Arthur. .