WinSun’s 3D printing technology uses industrial solid waste to replace cement in the production of a new type of low-carbon building.
Despite the 17% annual growth of China’s enormous construction industry, which has increasing influence internationally, the sector has lacked innovation in new building techniques. Since 2014, WinSun’s mission has been to change that, using 3D printing to produce more than 22 million m2 of prefabricated building materials from industrial solid waste. The “ink” used is made from 100% recycled materials, saving 18,000 tonnes of cement in 2016 alone. The structures are highly energy efficient, can withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes, and save significant time and resources during construction, with less waste and pollution of the environment.