The world’s 3D-printed building opens in Dubai

May 24, 2016

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inaugurated the opening of the building.

First reported a couple of months back, the world’s first 3D-printed building is now open for business. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai personally inaugurated the building yesterday. “We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions, not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development for history does not recognise our plans but our achievements,” he said in a statement.

As part of making Dubai one of the main hubs for 3D printing technology, the 3D-printed office building will cover more than 250 square meters of space, giving off a futuristic design aspect. The building is said to have been made from a special type of cement that’s 3D printed and is tested to withstand the tests of weather, especially on extreme summer temperatures that accompany the summer season here in the UAE.

A clean carbon footprint is also the mission for introducing such buildings, which includes technology that should decrease energy consumption.

A report from Gulf News also mentioned that the 3D printer used to make the building measures 20 x 120 x 40 feet, with a robotic arm doing an automated printing process.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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