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IIT-M Startup Builds India’s First 3D Printed House, Cuts Construction Cost by 30%


Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, a deep tech startup founded by three alumni of IIT Madras in 2016, has created history by constructing India’s first 3D-printed house. Constructed on campus with a built-up area of about 600 square feet, this single-storey home consists of a single bedroom, hall and a kitchen. According to the company, “Tvasta’s ‘Concrete 3D Printing’ is an automated manufacturing method for constructing three-dimensional real-life structures (at all realisable scales). The technique utilises a concrete 3D Printer which accepts a computerised three-dimensional design file from the user and fabricates a 3D structure in a layer-by-layer manner by extruding a specialised type of concrete specifically designed for the purpose.”


Developed in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, the ‘Concrete 3D Printing’ technology employed has multiple advantages: -Potentially reduces overall construction cost significantly -Order of magnitude difference in overall construction time -Brings down the related carbon footprint -Increases productivity of labour involved -Offers raw material flexibility/utilisation of eco-friendly materials. Speaking to The Better India , Adithya VS, the CEO of Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, gets into the details about their indigenously developed technology. “Tvasta’s 3D Printing technology is built to bring digital technological advantages to the […]

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