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3D-printed building made using special mixture of cement

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Reuters are reporting that Dubai has opened what it said was the world's first functioning 3D-printed office building.

The printers have not been used much for building work; instead focusing on a smaller scale to make digitally designed three-dimensional objects from plastic.

This one used a special mixture of cement and reliability tests were done in Britain and China.

The one-storey prototype building, with floorspace of about 250 m2, used a 20 ft by 120 ft by 40 ft printer.

The arc-shaped office, built in 17 days and costing about US$140 000, will be the temporary headquarters of Dubai Future Foundation.

Dubai's strategy is to have 25% of the buildings in the emirate printed by 2030.

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: Reuters

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