LA Startup Is Using Recycled Plastic to 3D Print Prefab Homes
This may sound like a far-fetched idea, but that’s exactly what one 3D printing home construction startup in Los Angeles is trying to do.
In April, Azure unveiled what it called the world’s first 3D printed “backyard studio” made with recycled plastic materials.
And its plastic-printed studios and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are now available for preorder as the startup prepares to ramp up its production line in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles.
But Azure is saying goodbye to this drab grey look by taking a more sustainable approach …
… giving a second life to plastic once destined for landfills or incineration.
Over 60% of Azure’s printing material will use the inherently waterproof plastic polymer often found in plastic bottles and packaging for food, according to the startup.