Media report on unveiling of ASCC’s bio-based house
NPR, CNN, the Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, Ellsworth American, Yahoo News UK, WMTW-TV (Channel 8 in Portland), WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor), WEBB-FM (Augusta, Maine), WQCB-FM (Brewer, Maine), WBZN-FM (Brewer, Maine), WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pennsylvania), WJBQ-FM (Portland, Maine), Architectural Digest, 3DPrint.com, 3D Natives, 3D Printing Media Network, Archinect, Engadget and other international outlets reported that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center formally unveiled the world’s first bio-based 3D-printed house. Built using the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, the 600-square-foot BioHome3D is seen as a way to address the housing crisis, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions in a way that is friendly to the environment. “Are we going to solve the problem overnight by printing the first home? No. This is the beginning of a road, where we’re going to get there by doing a lot of research in the future. … There are 1.2 million tons of wood residuals in our sawmills right now, in our region, that could go to print houses,” said Habib Dagher, founding director of ASCC. Yahoo News and Government Technology shared the PPH report. New Hampshire Public Radio, Connecticut Public Radio, WBUR News, WCAI-FM (Woods Hole, Massachusetts), WFCR-FM (Amherst, Massachusetts) and WSHU-FM (Fairfield, Connecticut) shared the Maine Public report.