World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

Posted on:25 May 2016 15:12:59

World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai
25 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: Dubai has opened the world's first functioning 3D-printed office building, part of a drive by the Gulf's main tourism and business hub to develop technology that cuts costs and saves time.

The printers  used industrially and also on a smaller scale to make digitally designed, three-dimensional objects from plastic  have not been used much for building.

This one used a special mixture of cement, a Dubai government statement said, and reliability tests were done in Britain and China.The one-storey prototype building, with floorspace of about 250 square meters (2,700 square feet), used a 20-foot (6-metre)by 120-foot by 40-foot printer.

This is the first 3D-printed building in the world, and it's not just a building, it has fully functional offices and staff," the United Arab Emirates Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Mohamed Al Gergawi.

The arc-shaped office, built in 17 days and costing about $140,000, will be the temporary headquarters of Dubai Future Foundation the company behind the project  is in the center of the city, near the Dubai International Financial Center.

Gergawi  studies estimated the technique could cut building time by 50-70 percent and labor costs by 50-80 percent. Dubai's strategy was to have 25 percent of the buildings in the emirate printed by 2030.

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