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First 3D Printed Home in Iowa Delayed

Alquist 3D "printing" the walls for a new home
Alquist 3D
Alquist 3D "printing" the walls for a new home

The project to build the first 3D printed home in Iowa has suffered a setback.

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine said in a press release that the concrete formula for the house had to be scrapped after it performed inconsistently.

The subcontractor, Alquist 3D, will have to find a new material to use. That means the rest of the plan, to print ten homes in Muscatine County, will be pushed to next year.

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Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.