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  • What do you fancy printing then? How about a home? Not the plans for one...or a model...no,

  • a full-size house. A construction firm in China has developed a home that can be mass

  • produced with the help of a giant 3D printer. The WinSun New Materials Company uses a mixture

  • of cement and construction waste to build its houses, which cost just around $5,000.

  • And in a country, where a standard 100-square-metre apartment could cost hundreds of thousands

  • of dollars in big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, this could be a much cheaper alternative.

  • The walls, structure and base are produced entirely by 3D printing. The windows, furniture,

  • roof, and other add-ons are obviously not, at least yet. They've produced a video showing

  • how it all works, but are much cagier about letting reporters into their factory to see

  • it for themselves, saying they don't want to give their trade secrets away. Bosses claim they

  • can build up to ten complete houses in just one day. The company's been printing homes

  • since February and says customers can also order custom-made homes. Parents about to

  • send their children off to university might want to pay close attention.

What do you fancy printing then? How about a home? Not the plans for one...or a model...no,

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