Dubai has opened the first operating 3D printed office. The printer used a special cement for the office, the reliability of which was tested in China and Britain according to Reuters.
It only took 17 days to print and 2 days to install the construction. In terms of employees, only 1 person was checking the process and 7 workers were dealing with the installation. As a result, printer with the measurements of 6m (height), 36m (length) and 12m (width) was able to create the first printed office with minimal costs and minimum time spent.
The building itself covers 250 square meters and will be used as a museum, showing innovative designs of the future. The project is an achievement of Dubai and China’s ( WinSun Global) cooperation.
The new 3D printed buildings are expected to decrease the building time by 50-70% and labor costs by 50-80% according to Reuters. The labor cost is a key point because The United Arab Emirates’s workforce is 90% made up of migrants.
According to Dubai 3D printing strategy, Dubai is planning to have 25% of all the buildings constructed with 3D printer by 2030.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi and other officials.