SUZHOU CHINA – On November, 2018, Government delegation from Nigeria visited the largest 3D construction printing factory in Suzhou. This is one of many factories owned by Winsun in China. During this tour visitors were shown various architecture structures, wall patterns and other components developed with Additive Manufacturing (3D Print) technology, some of these structures include villas, mini houses, medium sized bungalows, infinity shaped house, midrise apartment complex, road construction components, public rest rooms, smart palms, water retention systems, garden furniture, etc. The visitors were also treated to a first-hand look at how the machine prints the structures.
The tour began with a quick history of Winsun’s 3D construction printing technology, followed by a tour of the buildings line up. The tour team was open to answering any questions throughout the process and the visitors had the opportunity to access all the rooms in the buildings, get a closer look at the layout and different kinds of wall patterns. Visitors were also shown the wall structures and how reinforcement can be used in the construction. Most of these techniques are also used in conventional reinforced concrete construction, but due to 3D printing the main structure, it’s becomes much more efficient to build.
Throughout the experience, the group discussed the rapid growth of the company and the attention that it has drawn over the years. For most of the visitors, the technology was an eye opener, and they welcomed the technology into Africa.
This tour formed one of the many tours per month conducted across all of Winsun and Winsun’s JV factories around the world.