A Los Angeles-based company called Bot Laboratory has launched a line of printed walls that can be snapped together by hand. The company says they will make it possible to assemble a structure in as little as 10 minutes.
The "S-Walls", which are 3m tall and take about 18 hours to print, are formed from a kind of plastic.
Installation of the S-Wall
Making snap-together or other easily assembled components is the logical way to scale up the output of a 3D printer– Zachary Schoch
Zachary Schoch, the founder of the company, told Factor Magazine: "Three dimensional printing will have a huge role in architecture; entire buildings will be 3D-printed in the future. Â
With the snap together system there is no fundamental difference between floors, walls and the roofs. And because the S-Walls are hollow, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can be pre-installed.
Images by Nicole Caldwell