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The Big 5: Robots, 3D printing aren’t feasible yet due to cheap labour costs – construction experts

Traditional forms of construction are still the norm in the Middle East as the low labour costs means there is no major incentive to adopt new innovative methods From Burj Khalifa to twisted towers, the Middle East is famous for its outlandish skyscrapers and buildings, constantly pushing the boundaries of architecture and engineering. Despite this, the construction process to bring …

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RTA to roll out 3D Printing Technology on Dubai Metro

The Maintenance Department of RTA’s Rail Agency has rolled out the utilization of 3D printing technology on the Dubai Metro. The team has been able to research and start to print parts for the subsystems of the TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines), ticket gates and other metro assets across the network. “The 3D printing technology is advancing at a rapid pace …

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Dubai Holding launches International Centre for 3D Printing at Dubai Industrial City

As first step towards executing Dubai 3D printing strategy. Dubai: Dubai Holding has launched the International Center for 3D Printing in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030. The project, located …

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3D printing ready to reshape home building

By Anielle Gueddes – Sci.Dev.Net The technology could bring about the fastest, cheapest and greenest construction ever seen, says Anielle Guedes. Optimists tend to envision a future with perfectly automated cities, full of technology and without poverty or hunger. Most tend not to think of the path needed to create this new urban fabric, as if it will miraculously emerge …

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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Dubai to promote its position as global and regional centre of 3D printing in construction and design. Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohamed …

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Building low-cost tools to bridge the digital divide

By Giovanni Ortaloni and Paolo Di Bella  -Sci.Dev.Net Top-class technology does not have to be expensive. To demonstrate this researchers at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy have developed various cheap and replicable technologies. In this audio slideshow, they explain how the low-cost, open-source Wi-Fi and 3D printing technologies they have created offer scientists and people …

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