China-made world's first functional 3D printed building opens in Dubai
Updated: 2016-05-30 14:40
By Wu Yan(chinadaily.com.cn)
A view of the world's first functional 3D printed offices in Dubai on May 23, 2016. [Photo/VCG]
The world's first functional 3D printed office building opened in Dubai on May 24. The project, which passed the stability tests both in the United Kingdom and China, was constructed by Yingchuang Building Technology Co. Limited, a Chinese company.
It created the one-story building spread over an area of 250 square meters by placing layers of specially made cement with a 3D printer of 6 meters in height, 36 meters in length and 12 meters in width. Its interior and all other details were also printed this way. It was finished in 17 days at a cost of $140,000.