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Mighty Buildings Opens New Factory to 3D Print Homes at Scale

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Mighty Buildings Opens New Factory to 3D Print Homes at Scale

The company's offsite manufacturing process cuts on-site building time by as much as 50%, providing for the completion of a home’s envelope in less than one week with near zero waste.

March 29, 2023
Mighty Buildings factory exterior during the day
Mighty Buildings' newest factory in Monterrey, Mexico. Photo courtesy Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings, a 3D-printing construction technology company dedicated to building sustainable, climate-resilient homes at scale, announced the opening of its newest factory in Monterrey, Mexico. Powered by innovative 3D printing technology that leverages the company’s patented composite materials, the new Monterrey factory is capable of producing its components for an entire home during each day of operation, and is focused on scaling the development of Mighty Buildings’ homes in the Southern California region, beginning with Desert Hot Springs.

“With the opening of our factory in Monterrey, Mexico, Mighty Buildings has taken a major step forward in the accelerated growth and adoption of sustainable, net-zero energy homes,” noted Scott Gebicke, CEO, Mighty Buildings. “This also demonstrates our unique ability to drive the future of home construction by setting up scalable manufacturing operations close to where they are needed, enabling Mighty Buildings to rapidly serve areas in urgent need of climate-resilient housing, and to meet the needs of our developer partners.”

Mighty Buildings' New 3D Printing Facility

The establishment of manufacturing facilities in Monterrey is the next step in Mighty Buildings’ strategy to transform the way the world builds homes, while helping to solve the climate and housing crises. Using innovative material science, robotics, and automation, Mighty Buildings creates carbon-neutral housing that resists severe weather like hurricanes and earthquakes. This is made possible by Mighty Buildings’ proprietary concrete-free composite stone material that is as much as five times stronger than concrete, yet up to 30% lighter in weight, and costs as much as 15% less per square foot.

Mighty Building 3D printing machine
Mighty Buildings starts with its unique 3D printing material called Light Stone—a synthetic cement that cures rapidly when exposed to UV light, allowing them to create parametric panels with virtually limitless design capabilities. Photo courtesy Mighty Buildings

The new Monterrey factory is focused on the creation of 3D printed components for the company’s Mighty Kit System that enables the rapid construction of prefab housing, with the ability to print panels for up to two homes per day. This offsite manufacturing process cuts on-site building time by as much as 50%, providing for the completion of a home’s envelope in less than one week with near zero waste.

From initial groundbreaking to full completion, a Mighty Buildings home can be ready for residents in as little as two to three months, a 2-3x improvement over the industry average of seven to eight months (per the U.S. Census Bureau).

In addition to helping solve housing shortages, the decreased time to market would be a boon to developers seeking to increase their IRR (Internal Rate of Return).

Mighty Building 3D printing machine up close
In addition to panelization, Mighty Buildings also draws on Passive House techniques and standards in their design phase. Photo courtesy Mighty Buildings

This illustrates the significant benefits and cost efficiencies of continuous production of prefab components in a factory, vs. 3D printing components directly at a construction site. This model enables Mighty Buildings to establish a micro factory that runs 24/7 near a building site in any area without experiencing manufacturing disruptions due to weather and noise concerns. 

RELATED: Robots and Prefabs and Printing, Oh My!

About Mighty Buildings
Founded in 2017, Mighty Buildings is committed to transforming the housing construction sector through the development of beautiful high-quality and climate-resilient prefab homes. By leveraging 3D printing, advanced material science and automation for offsite prefabrication, Mighty Buildings can build houses up to three times as fast as the industry standard with near zero waste, and significantly reduces the environmental impact of conventional home construction. Mighty Buildings works with compliance and regulatory agencies to develop future-forward materials that are tested and certified to the most rigorous standards, and have been proven to provide high-velocity hurricane, earthquake and water damage resistance. Mighty Buildings is actively collaborating with developers to build communities of single-family homes in various configurations, based on its unique, panelized Mighty Kit System. For more info, visit mightybuildings.com.

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