Australia is turning to 3D printing to improve affordable housing in the States

Luyten 3D partners with Alquist 3D to solve the housing affordability crisis sweeping across North America

The company is supplying its proprietary 3D concrete mix, Ultimatecrete, to Alquist 3D for the build of homes and other dwellings in the US and Canada in a bid to quash the housing crisis. 

The first house is already underway in Muscatine, Iowa, with thousands more to follow. The deal is considered one of the most significant in Australia’s building and construction export history and will see Australia’s ground-breaking technology helping to solve one of the US’ biggest housing crises.

“We are absolutely delighted that our concrete mix is being used to build next generation 3D printed houses in the United States of America and Canada,” Luyten 3D Co-Founder and Global CEO, Ahmed Mahil, said. 

Founded in 2020, Luyten 3D was the first company in Australia to introduce 3D printing robotics for the building and construction sector and the team has already achieved significant milestones including the build of the first 3D building code compliant house in the southern hemisphere in Australia.

On the other hand, Alquist 3D is a highly respected US-based firm that brings new vitality to smaller communities by creating affordable, sustainable, and innovative homes.

Luyten 3D Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Godrey Keung said: “What makes Luyten’s Ultimatecrete unique is that it was designed with sustainability and economic feasibility in mind. It is the only concrete mix for 3D printing that truly reduces construction site costs between 30 and 60 percent compared to other methods. 

“The build of 3D printed properties in the US using our concrete mix is already underway in Iowa. It will then be used for another project in Florida, which is a hurricane-prone state where Ultimatecrete’s strength and durability is needed as more natural weather events are expected due to climate change.