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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World’s First 3D Printed Bridge Officially Opens

3D printed construction has been on top of the news the past few years, but we have yet to truly see many real world applications of the process. Last year, Dubai unveiled a completed 3D printed office building, which they say was built in only 19 days, but news has been pretty slow until the world’s first 3D printed bridge was completed recently.

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