Montana becomes first state to approve 3D-printed walls in construction

Montana, the first state to debut a luge track and send a woman to Congress, can now claim a new and somewhat unexpected first: the first state to give broad regulatory approval to the use of 3D-printed walls in new construction in lieu of concrete masonry units (CMUs) or standard cored concrete blocks.

As reported by The Real Deal, the move came when Billings-based contractor Tim Stark applied with the state and won approval to build homes in a new development using a 3D printing process and equipment developed by Apis Cor, a construction technology company headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, 2,000-some miles away from

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