IIT- Madras: India’s first 3D printing construction technology for PMAY

By Accommodation Times Bureau

MADRAS:

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Faculty and Alumni have developed the country’s first 3D Printing Construction Technology and have successfully built India’s first 3D Printed Structure. Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, an emerging additive manufacturing startup, and Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras, have established a one-of-a-kind 3D printing laboratory – the IIT Madras Printability Lab – to take this indigenously-developed technology to the mass market.

The start-up aspires to completely automate construction, including placement of reinforcements and finishing, by re-envisioning the construction process. It aims to develop a platform and a specific process to a miniature single storey house of 320-sq.ft within three days. A prototype structure that has been printed in IIT Madras will serve a base foundational model for accelerating R&D and testing in Tvasta’s road to making affordable sanitation and Affordable housing a reality in the country.

Prof. Koshy Varghese, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras said, “Building Technology and Construction Management Division at IIT Madras is a unique Research Group in the country which has the expertise in materials as well as construction technologies which is relevant to this effort.”





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