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Building the future: How 3D printing is becoming mainstream

Written by David

February 12, 2020

Dubai loves its Guinness World Records and in October the unveiling of a 9.5 metre tall, 640 square metre building made entirely using 3D printing technology meant the emirate was able to add ‘the largest 3D printed two-storey structure in the world’ to its ever growing haul of accolades.

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The headline-grabbing event is all part of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which aims to establish the emirate as the world’s 3D printing hub by 2030. Dubai officials claim the technology will restructure economies and labour markets, while redefining productivity. The emirate has set some very ambitious goals: to use 3D printing to reduce labour costs by 70 percent and reduce material costs by 90 percent. The global market for 3D printing is expected to reach $120bn by the end of 2020 and about $300bn by 2025 and, according to the Dubai Municipality, by 2025 every new building in the […]

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