3D printing can present a number of benefits, like being eco-friendly, cutting down on project time, and helping innovate designs. Icon, a leader in constructing 3D-printed homes, also wants to show their tech can be used to help address the affordable housing crisis. The builder is hoping its Initiative 99 competition will find architects who can use their 3D-printing tech to create a house priced under $99,000.
Cheddar News reporter Michelle Castillo spoke to Icon about the work they are doing to create homes using the growing tech. "Within our system, its basically the structure and the material is what we put down by the printer so it speeds things up drastically," said Melodie Yashar, VP of building design and performance at Icon. "You're able to introduce products, as well as housing, faster and more affordably than using traditional means and methods."