Who we are

Apis Cor.
We are the first company to develop a mobile construction 3D printer which is capable of printing whole buildings completely on site.
Also we are people. Engineers, managers, builders and inventors sharing one common idea – to change the construction industry so that millions of people will have an opportunity to improve their living conditions.

On the six continents of Earth there are families which cannot afford to buy or build a house. A good accommodation is costly. And waiting for it to get construction takes more than a single month.

So it used to be. Today – it’s different.

Today we have a 3D printing technology, new building materials and a mobile 3D printer to build affordable, eco-friendly houses within a single day, capable of lasting up to 175 years.

Construction industry is a sluggish machine. But we are ready to readjust it and continue working until everyone is able to afford a place to live.

Interview with the inventor

Company’s story is always a story of a particular man who believed in an idea and decided to make it true. Nikita Chen-yun-tai, the inventor of the mobile printer and founder of “Apis Cor’ company says that he invented the 3D printer because of his desire to automate everything.

We are ready to be first to start building on Mars

Nikita Chen-yun-tai

From interview, January 2016

The present

When you sit with a cup of coffee at your laptop it seem strange that in an age of fast internet, 3D printers and Discovery channel some people still lack a space to live.

Construction 3D printers

When I first thought about creating my machine the world has already knew about the construction 3D printing. But all printers created before shared one thing in common – they were portal type. I am sure that such a design doesn’t; have a future due to its bulkiness. So I took care of this limitation and decided to upgrade a construction crane design.

Company mission

“Apis Cor“ company has a special mission. We want to help people around the world to improve their living conditions. That’s why the construction process needs to become fast, efficient and high-quality as well. For this to happen we need to delegate all the hard work to smart machines.

Global thinking

If one thinks globally, he can change the world. I am looking at what Elon Musk does. And I am inspired by thought that a single man is able to do so much.


For a long time I took interest in making big complex machines with numerical control, like plasma cutting machines. I have a level of proficiency in construction and architecture. And I believe that an idea of creating a new construction printer was bound to find me – a man with a mania for automation.

Progress in construction industry

I hope that the construction industry once will become as globally widespread as smart apps in social networks, and building a house will be as easy as pressing a «like» button.


Today we only have a small 64m2 printed building and a great conviction that this is just a beginning.

Future plans

We plan to start printing houses in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia. Even in Antarctica if needed. We want to global change public views that construction can’t be fast, eco-friendly, efficient and reliable all at the same time. Our goal is to become the biggest international construction company to solve problems of accommodation around the globe.

Mars Colonization

When there won’t be enough space on Earth for humanity to live, we are ready to be first to start building on Mars.


  • "Startup of the Year" awarded to Apis Cor

    According to 2016 annual results Apis Cor was recognized as the best harware startup

  • The first on-site house has been printed in Russia

    The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region

Media about us

  • NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs


  • This start-up will 3D print your house… for $10K. A company says its 3D-printer will print a house. Fast and cheap.

    The Washington Post

  • Thanks to the 3D printing revolution, one company was able to "build" a tiny home in just 24 hours.


  • Why 3-D Printed Homes May Save Lives As Well As the Environment.

    NBC News

  • As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.


  • Häuser aus dem 3D-Drucker: Moskauer Start-Up leistet Pionierarbeit.


  • If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print out what you’re after in the near future.


  • The $10,000 home that can be 3D printed in just 24 hours:  Watch the 400-square-foot concrete house take shape in just a day

    MAIL Online

  • Though 3D-printed architecture is still in its relative infancy, we're already at the point that printing a basic house is feasible.


  • The next phase of 3D printing is to move on to things that are big. Really big. Like, as big as a house.


  • 3D printing construction company Apis Cor has completed the first ever on-site printed house in Russia.


  • Apis Cor, a company dedicated to building the world with printing has built its first ever 3D-printed home.


  • Apis Cor posted a promotional video of their home being constructed in Russia, claiming the structure was built in 24 hours.

    CBS SFBayArea

  • This SF startup says it can 3D-print houses in less than 24 hours.


  • Apis Cor’s Portable 3D Printer Builds a Tiny Home with Tiny Price


  • In 24 hours, get a 3D-printed house that will last 175 years


  • 「家って「建てる」ものだと思っていました。でもこれからの時代、「3Dプリンター」を使って、家を「印刷する」ことができるようです。それも、たったの24時間で。」


  • «Amazing industrial 3D printer fits in a truck, can print an entire building in 24 hours».

    Digital Trends

  • "The reality of entire buildings being constructed in one day would be mindblowing in urban areas alone, but just imagine the real impact for developing countries. The Apis Cor could literally change people’s lives in a day."


  • "The Apis Cor 3D Printer is looking to revolutionize the usage of 3D printers for construction purposes, especially for developing nations where such low-cost and time-efficient methods are essential."


  • «Мобильный строительный 3D-принтер Apis Cor – интересный проект, который может составить конкуренцию работам Андрея Руденко и итальянской WASP».


  • Hausbau per 3D-Drucker ist längst keine Zukunftsmusik mehr, bisherige Demonstrationen haben aber die Limitierungen der Technologie gezeigt. Häuser wurden meist nicht vor Ort "gedruckt"…


  • «Уникальность изобретения в его конструкции и производительности. Отличительная особенность модели – принтер печатает, находясь внутри дома, а не снаружи, что увеличивает  эффективность и мобильность печати».


  • «Apis Cor Mobile 3D Printer Seeks to Bring 3D Printed Construction On-Site».

    3D Printing Industry

  • "At a time when poverty in both developing and developed countries is still a prevalent problem, the Apis Cor can offer promising solutions."


  • «В полку строительных 3D-принтеров прибыло. Создан новый мобильный принтер, который отличается от предыдущих моделей не только конструктивно, но и качественно – он более экономичен и печатает быстрее».


  • 设计师开发出非常可行的建筑3D打印机Apis Cor


  • Строительный 3D-принтер APIS COR, который разработала иркутская компания «Апис Кор» — резидент регионального машиностроительного кластера, назван одним из победителей Startup Tour 2016 в Иркутске.


  • О своем желании инвестировать в проект уже объявили Китай, Южная Корея и Объединенные Арабские Эмираты, которые заинтересованы в новых технологиях быстрого и малозатратного строительства.


  • Авторство проекта принадлежит инженеру Никите Чен-юн-таю. Изобретение получило название Apis Cor и вполне может стать первым среди революционных 3D-принтеров, считает издание Kronen Zeitung.


  • As modern technologies develop, human life sees improvements in many areas.


  • Meet 10 Millennial Entrepreneurs Who Are Rethinking Industries

    Medium The Startup

  • Meet 50 Young Entrepreneurs Rethinking the World’s Biggest Problems


  • Стройка 3D: Никита Чен-юн-тай первым в России напечатал дом

    РБК Бизнес