3D printed house included in New Europe 100 top list

Ukraine based startup Passivdom builds module houses made of basalt fiber in combination with carbon and glass fibers. The seven-axis printer makes walls and roof using fibers, polyurethane and resins. After that, the workers install windows, doors, safety and engineering systems.

Such type of house is completely autonomous: solar energy is stored in the batteries, and water is collected from humidity in the air or poured into the system by the house owners.

The 35 square meter house with 20 cm thick walls can be 3D printed for 8 hours, whereas it will take 24 hours to build any standard PassivDom model on a turnkey basis. Customized houses with individual finishing are ready a month later.

At the turn of 2017, it was announced that PassivDom founders, Max Gerbut and Julia Gerbut were included in the New Europe 100 list (2017). This list consists of innovative projects from the Central and Eastern Europe. The New Europe 100 aims at combining outstanding people from the countries of this region for the further collaboration, development and business growth. This rating is made by Res Publica, Google, International Visegrad Fund, Financial Times, and partners companies.

Last year Lux Research tried to systematize the fiber printing startups market and even singled out the top three. Before this, Eric Murphy, Board member of SAMPE had announced that additive printing would influence the composite materials manufacturing methods.

Companies: SAMPE

Countries: Ukraine

Industries: Energy

Technologies: Additive technologies

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