Dubai shows off its first 3D printed building


In Dubai they know very well that when the time comes they will not be able to continue living on the enormous income that oil is providing them. Due to this and in a more than interesting movement, they have been making their city one of the most attractive and interesting in the world for tourism for years, so they do not hesitate to tackle hitherto impossible projects or where the latest technologies have to be used. . Without going any further, in terms of 3D printing, they want to be literally world leaders in 2030.

Going into a little more detail, in the photograph that is located right at the head of this same entry you can see what they call «office of the future»And it is nothing more than a project that shows the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to 3D printing. attending to the declarations of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the Emirates and Governor of Dubai:

We carry out what we plan, we pursue actions, not theories. A rapidly changing world forces us to accelerate the pace of our development, history does not recognize the plans but the facts.

For this, Dubai has just launched a global program for 3D printing that will focus on three very specific market sectors such as construction, consumer goods and medicine. As you can see, they literally leave the aerospace sector out of their research efforts, one of the most interested in the use of 3D printing, probably due to the fact that the United States and Europe have taken a lot of advantage in this field by now.

Returning to the building that has just been built, it should be noted that we are talking about a project of about Sqm 250 that presents a very stylish and innovative design based on curved lines. For its construction, the engineers have had to use a special mortar mixture developed jointly by engineers from the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which was later tested in the United Kingdom and China. As for the necessary printer, we are talking about a model made to measure of 6 meters high, 36 meters long and 12 meters wide.

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