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World’s first 3D printed building opens in Dubai

The world’s first functional 3D-printed office building, a single storey building spread across 2,690 square foot, opened in Dubai in mid of May, 2016.

Located near the Dubai International Financial Center, the building was completed at a cost of about $140,000 in just 17 days and officials say they saved more than 70% on labor costs.

Dubai officials say their goal is towards technological development. It’s already a man-made wonder you will know once you visit Dubai.

This arc-shaped office building used a 20-foot tall 3D printer and a special mixture of cement to be built. Whole of the office structure with furniture was printed in 17 days and assembled in just 2 days.

Dubai officials say, “The future is based on 3D printing, whether we are talking about printing buildings or printing cloths or printing equipments or printing food or even printing some human body parts.”

The project is part of Dubai’s long term strategy to ensure that 25% of the city will be 3D printed by 2030.

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Source: mbertoni