US firm produces printed walls that “snap together in 10 minutes”

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.  

"The advantage of a snap-together system to those working in construction is that they will now be working in assembly, which is fundamentally more efficient than construction."

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.

Bot says pipes and ventilation ducts could be printed along with the walls.

Images by Nicole Caldwell

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  1. In this day and age of sustainability being pushed down our throats by the UN agenda 21, and yet these ‘buildings’ are made from ABS plastic?
    Seems more like it will benefit the ‘Pop-up’ refugee camps (caused by the UN and their mandates) than anything else.
    Who would want to live in a plastic house? Ridiculous concept. (And typically American)

  2. I think it is a brilliant idea, especially when there are so many natural and man-made disasters. This provides a speedy assembly, that is more stable then the common tent.

  3. I totally agree. Ridiculous concept.

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