Teen CEO of Dubai company ready to offer 3D printed houses

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Teen CEO of Dubai company ready to offer 3D printed houses

Teen CEO of Dubai company ready to offer 3D printed houses

A 19-year-old teen from California, owner of a 3D printing technology from Silicon Valley has now transferred to Dubai and is ready to offer 3D printed houses and buildings.

Chris Kelsey, head of Cazza Construction Technologies stated that the company’s mobile printing robots can print a 200sqm house in one day with just 2 workers – one who will monitor the machine and the other to fix some elements like electricity cables.

Those who want to construct a house, the company designs and engineers corresponding to 3D standard. Their machine robots, known as Minitanks, will be bought and positioned on location and it will print as per software design.

When Kelsey sold his earlier company Appsitude, he used the proceeds to look into 3D printing construction. He plans on developing various types of machines for different purposes, so other than the 3D printing machine, Cazza is developing larger, factory based machines that can customize other home elements.

According to Kelsey, developing hardware robots is relatively more expensive than software development. The company plans to sell their machines eventually.

Kelsey’s technology delivers smooth, finished concrete surfaces. The robot’s mobility also gives a greater flexibility to do vertical construction. 3D printing may be more expensive as of the moment but Mr. Kelsey believes this will change as labor cost is also increasing over time that it may be more cost effective to use machines.

Come December, Cazza has agreed to partner with Dubai Government on this 3D printing technology and now enrolled in Dubai Future Accelerators program which once finished will sign an MOU with Dubai Municipality.

Dubai envisions to have twenty-five percent of buildings to be 3D-printed by 2030. The technology has the capacity to save on construction costs by replacing manual labor and reduction of materials.

Mohamed Dekkak

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