Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: Boss 3D Printing Factory for construction

In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we discussed how 3D printing technology could help solve Australia’s housing crisis by slashing production time. One of the oldest building product makers in the country has launched Australia’s first 3D printing factory for the industry. BOSS PRODUCTS is one of the biggest suppliers of planter boxes and retaining walls and it’s a sign of where the industry is heading overall as it battles supply and personnel issues.

BOSS PRODUCTS searched the world for the most advanced 3D Printing tech only to find it in Melbourne – LUYTEN 3D. The Platypus X2 3D printer has helped cut time and resources by up to 95 percent. 

Using Luyten’s proprietary concrete mix, BOSS planter boxes are six to eight times stronger than regular concrete. Layton 3D is the world’s most technically advanced 3D printer manufacturer for the building and construction industry. Luyten is the first 3D printing building and construction company to build a 3D printed house in the southern hemisphere.   It has also partnered with the University of New South Wales to progress printing of structures and base camps on the moon.  Projects that used to take months or years now take days. 3D concrete printing reduces 60 percent of construction waste, 70 percent of production time, and 80 percent of labour costs when comparing hands-on construction projects.


Worldwide, housing is undergoing a big technological change and portable, pre-fab houses are absolutely red hot. We took a look at Elon Musk’s tiny home being delivered by BOXABL to SpaceX. It’s $50 000 US. This company is supplying tiny pre-fab homes by road without the need for special traffic. They can be set up in a hour. There’s a 120,000 customer waitlist and yes .. you can order from Australia if you pay for the freight. Ouch!


The OPPO A77 5G has just been launched in Australia with two options: 4GB RAM/64GB storage for $449 | 6GB RAM/128GB storage for $499. 

It has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology which can fully charge the phone in just 68 minutes, or give you an hour of video streaming in just 5 minutes. 

On the front the phone features OPPO’s 90Hz Colour-Rich display and 8MP selfie camera in a tear-drop notch. On the rear of the phone is a 48MP Dual camera which includes a 2MP depth sensor for improved bokeh for portrait modes. 

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