MEET FRANK
AND HIS FAMILY

Explore the proprietary technology we use to construct innovative and reliable 3D printed homes.

 

WHO'S FRANK?

Frankly, our method of building houses has changed very little over the years, but thanks to the innovation of Apis Cor, that's all about to change.


Meet Frank, a revolutionary robotic 3D printer that will transform the way we think about the construction industry. Frank is small, mobile and easy to operate, with the capacity to print buildings up to three stories tall of unlimited square footage — nine times faster than traditional methods. Frank can be easily transported to any job site in the back of a pickup truck and his built-in treads allow him to move wherever he needs to be without any extra machinery. Even better, Frank requires no additional assembly; like a model employee, he shows up ready to work minutes after arrival.

Frankly, Frank is the Wright way to build.

 

THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE FRANK

Rather than repurposing or resizing existing technologies, we smashed the box entirely and developed this revolutionary purpose-built system from the ground up.
We cleared the drawing board and designed everything from scratch. Our entire system breathes innovation, from the printer itself, to the printing material, to our intelligent self-cleaning mixing system, even the way our printing material is delivered.
We uprooted the problems facing the construction industry — time, cost, waste, inflexibility —and designed practical solutions without compromise.

 
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TRUE MOBILITY

Frank's tablet-controlled mobile platform enables effortlessly movement around the construction site at the push of a button. No need for cranes or heavy machinery. His rugged lightweight design means he can travel over any surface — sand, grass, gravel, no problem.


Once the job is complete, Frank’s efficient compact size allows him to exit through the front door, load onto a standard pickup truck, and continue to the next job site.

UNLIMITED BUILD AREA

While Frank is conveniently compact, he can still print buildings of up to three stories with unlimited square footage.


The only restriction to Frank’s print size is the size of the lot itself. Using his continuous track mobile platform, he can reposition himself and continue printing in a matter of minutes.

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EXCEPTIONAL PRINT QUALITY

Frank is a highly skilled robot equipped with precise dosage devices and sophisticated algorithms to ensure repeatable builds with machine accuracy. 


A smart spatula installed on the nozzle’s end prevents the "sausage" effect common to other 3D printers, eliminating the need for long and costly finishing processes. 

SEMI AUTONOMOUS OPERATION

Just two people can set up Frank and his associate Gary, the intelligent self-cleaning mixing system. All of the equipment is easy to operate, requiring no ongoing supervision.

 

FRANK'S SPECS

2,900 LBS

printer weight

INFINITE

print area

3 FLOORS

print height capability

30 MINUTE

setup time on the site to start printing

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GARY

Meet Frank’s little brother, the vital mixing and pumping unit. Gary has the important job of ensuring a consistently high print quality.

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UNMATCHED CONSISTENCY

Smart water dosing provides unparalleled material consistency. Our revolutionary design ensures reliable delivery of high viscosity 3D print material.

SELF CLEANING

Equipped with our proprietary ReBallver to automatically clean the entire system at the touch of a button.

EFFORTLESS MOBILITY

An intuitive control interface paired with a ruggedized moving platform enable Gary to tackle any terrain.

 

MARY

3D print material delivery system

To round out the family, here’s Mary, our 3D print material delivery system. No hauling bulky bags of material around the job site, no mess from mixing anything by hand, no guessing at the correct ratio. Rain or shine, Mary’s got it all under control. Our fleet of smart bulk trucks deliver the perfect blend of dry print material in a vacuum sealed container — protected from environmental contaminants. Simply connect her clean energy battery bank and pneumatic hose to Frank and Gary and the whole family is ready to begin work. Just add water.

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GET FRANK ON YOUR TEAM TODAY

Fill out the form below to begin the application process, and get qualified to lease Frank and his family for your construction projects. We have strict criteria for Apis Cor partners so please provide as much detail as possible to help us process your inquiry.

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