World’s first 3D printed neighborhood

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A nonprofit company is building the world's first 3D printed neighborhood in rural Mexico for impoverished families who live on just three dollars a day.

(FOX NEWS) — Families living in poverty are getting a chance at a new life thanks to 3-d technology.

A 3-d printer is constructing new homes in a rural town in Mexico laying the groundwork for what will be the world’s first 3-d printed neighborhood.

The giant computer squeezes out a concrete mixture that hardens when it dries, building the floors and walls one layer at a time.

Each house takes more than 24 hours over the course of several days to for but when it’s all said and done.

Families have upgraded from pieced-together shacks to sturdy, two-bedroom houses.

The goal is to build structures that can withstand mexico’s heavy rain giving people living in extreme poverty a more stable and affordable lifestyle.

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