By 2030, 25 percent of buildings in Dubai will be 3D printed

April 28, 2016

New strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In the year 2030, about 25 percent of all buildings in Dubai will be 3D printed – this is the new strategy that was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He also said that he wants the UAE to be the leading hub of 3D printing in that year, in which various projects in the city utilizing the technology in three sectors: Construction, Medical and Consumer Products.

“Our vision for development is driven by a deep understanding of the future needs, and built on proactive ideas because we want to be in first place globally. Our methodology for development is based on the launch of initiatives that can be applied anywhere in the world and creating a global model for not only our economy but also for the global economy,” he said.

With reports saying the 3D printing technology could help cut construction costs by 50 – 70 percent, it is definitely a very sustainable concept that could help push the UAE into harnessing the benefits of such technologies.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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