Construction Nears Completion on 3D Printed Texas Village

The Wolf Ranch project, initiated in 2021, aims to construct 100 homes utilizing advanced 3D printing techniques. Situated in Georgetown, north of Austin, this development seeks to tackle the housing crisis by offering affordable, durable, and environmentally friendly homes.

According to Newsweek, the homes at Wolf Ranch are being built using ICON’s Vulcan construction system, which employs large-scale 3D printing robots. These robots create the walls of the homes by extruding a concrete-like material that is both durable and energy-efficient. The designs range from 1,500 to 2,100 square feet, with three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Each home features solar panels, energy-efficient wall systems, and is resistant to mold, water, and fire.

A spokesperson for ICON told Newsweek that: “ICON is a construction technology company developing robotic and AI systems to lower the cost and increase the speed and quality of construction to tackle the global housing crisis and prepare to build on other worlds.

To date, ICON have printed over 140 homes and structures. ICON explained to Newsweek that by, “using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.”

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