The Texas Military Department said it is now home to the largest 3D-printed structure in North America.
An over 3,800-square-foot military barracks at the Camp Swift Training Center in Bastrop was unveiled Monday.
Up to 72 soldiers or airmen will train at the 3D-printed barracks beginning in the fall, the TMD said, which was created through a small business fund contract.
"Texas has become a technological center of gravity within the nation," said Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, Adjutant General of Texas. "TMD is proud to be a conduit for introducing these innovative solutions into the military community."
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The TMD partnered with Austin-based ICON, a construction technologies company, and Logan Architecture.
According to the TMD, the barracks used ICON's "Vulcan construction system" to deliver buildings that last longer than the traditional buildings.
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The 3D printing process is being evaluated as a "solution to enable printing of facilities in forward-deployed locations, potentially reducing time, cost, and construction risks," the TMD said.