3D printing robotics: house construction

The company Apis Cor dabbles in the design and manufacture of 3D printing robotics for house construction.

What is 3D printing and how is it related to robotics? And what is the potential market for Apis Cor?

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a process by which a material is deposited layer by layer to create a three-dimensional structure.

Now, 3D printing robotics is, as the name implies, the combination of robotics and 3D printing.

Robotic arms can load materials, change tools, manipulate printed parts and perform other 3D printing-related tasks efficiently and accurately.

3D printing Robotics

By using these new technologies, Apis Cor aims to take advantage of market opportunities in the United States.

What advantages does the company claim to have? 

  • Fewer errors and higher productivity.
  • Better quality.
  • Less limitation of precast materials such as concrete blocks.
  • Faster construction.
  • Less human labor, allowing easier scaling of the development process.
  • Reduced construction cost.

New houses

Apis Cor designs and develops the robotics and underlying building materials to 3D print large-scale concrete single-family style homes.

According to this company, there were 1.413 million housing starts in 2023, down 9% from 2022. In the United States, there are 200 homebuilders building between 150 and 81,000 units per year.

Over the past 21 years, 3D printing has revolutionized the world of manufacturing, providing a cheaper and more efficient way to prototype and test designs. 

Apis Cor brings 3D printing to building structures. Structural 3D printing allows developers to build faster, cheaper and more consistently.

The company’s potential customers include low-rise residential construction companies, contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders and developers in the United States. 

As of April 2024, Apis Cor’s customers have included low-rise residential construction companies and a national homebuilder, D. R. Horton, with whom the company began building relationships through an initial multi-unit pilot project in Central Florida and a strategic investment in the company.