3D Construction Company Wants To Solve California Housing Crisis
Mighty Buildings is a 3D construction company that builds 3D homes believes it can be the solution to California’s housing crisis.
“We’ve developed a unique material and printing process,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Sam Ruben. “We’ve taken that idea of layer-by-layer depositing material and combining it with ultraviolet light to [merge] that material.”
3D printing, also known as additive printing, is the process of layering material to form solid objects based on digital designs. 3D printing has come a long way over the past few decades; the process can now be used to print organs and body parts, firearms, prosthetics, car parts and homes.
Mighty Buildings’ printing process “opens up possibilities of doing things like free-form designs” because material “hardens quickly enough” that structures can support their own weight as they are being built, he explained.
Mighty Buildings does all the permitting, construction and installation work for its customers. Its long-term goal, Ruben said, could look like working with the state of California to help build affordable housing for those experiencing homelessness.
Within the next year, Mighty Buildings is aiming to construct the “largest 3D, single-family, affordable homes in the world.”