A first for India, two concrete 3D printed dwellings for jawans were constructed by the Military Engineering Services (MES) of the Indian Army in three weeks. The first of its kind buildings in India were built at South-Western Air Command in Gandhinagar using concrete that was 3D printed.
The Military Engineering Services corps and Chennai-based firm Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions worked together to build the 3D-printed home.
The concrete 3D printed houses for jawans were created in cooperation with Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, who manufactured the concrete 3D printers themselves. The built-up size of each house is around 700 square feet. The Startup has developed a reputation for creating a number of structures that are sturdy and resistant to various shocks and natural calamities over the previous few years. The freshly constructed 3D printed homes for the Indian Army are earthquake-resistant and meet Zone-3 criteria.
The 3D printed homes represent contemporary quick construction initiatives to more quickly meet the expanding housing needs of the Indian Armed Forces, according to a statement issued by the Indian Army.
As a part of "Atmanirbhar Bharat," these buildings "stand evidence for the solidarity of the Indian Armed Forces in nurturing homegrown technologies that are focused on indigenization of Defense technologies." – official announcement from the Indian Army
The project's main engineer had a wealth of experience building army structures and had travelled to numerous sites during his career, according to the press release. He had stressed that prompt action was required due to the lengthy process involved in arranging homes for servicemen. Therefore, he reasoned that quick construction methods were necessary, and he regarded concrete 3D printing as a practical solution that could be modified to fit the housing's minimal urgent needs while still being functional.
With a total built area of around 600 square feet, the MES recently finished the first 3D-printed sanitary blocks in India in Jaisalmer, ushering in a new era for the technology's potential in the defence industry.