World’s First 3D Printed Skyscraper to be Built in Dubai

3D printing has had to overcome plenty of obstacles, including materials, mobility, weather, and height.  Slowly, but surely, technology companies are beginning to overcome these challenges.  A 400 square foot house was recently printed in concrete on-site, in less than 24 hours and in freezing temperatures. Other companies are working on perfecting 3D printed steel for pedestrian bridges. Height limitations seem to be the hardest problem to solve, however.

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[VIDEO] Watch a Concrete House be Printed on Site in Less Than 24 Hours

3D printing technology faces major issues when it is required to leave the shelter of a warehouse and step foot on a construction job site.  3D printers are extremely large, heavy, and rely on precise calibration for accuracy.  Even the first 3D printed office building in Dubai, which was completed last year, had to actually have its components printed off site and assembled on site. But, Apis Cor, a 3D printing company, believes it has created the technology to print a full structure completely on site.

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