Dubbo Regional Council commissioned Contour3D to build Australia’s first 3D printed residential block at Lions Park in West Dubbo. This important milestone will provide the community with access to this new technology while laying the foundation for future 3D building projects in Central West NSW.
Contour3D’s state-of-the-art Opus One 3D printer can print exterior and interior walls of a home in a matter of days, allowing a home build to be completed in weeks instead of months.
“With our in-house technology and our state-of-the-art 3D printer, we will be able to deliver 3–4 bedroom homes ready to occupy in 6–8 weeks,” claims Shayne Jessiman, General Manager, Contour3D.
“By Dubbo Regional Council adopting this technology, we could see the alleviation of trade shortages, which will support the local economy and provide a solution to the shortfall in housing,” stated Nick Holden, Founder, Contour3D.
The new apartment block is printed using 25 tons of Contourcrete, a high-performance material made from 40% recycled materials. It is constantly being developed to reduce raw material costs and increase recycled content.
This project will increase accessibility and the number of restrooms at Lions Park and educate the community about the benefits of 3D printing technology. The use of this technology in the construction of the apartment block in Dubbo is a significant advancement in the construction industry and has the potential to revolutionize infrastructure and housing in Central West NSW and beyond.