World’s Largest 3D-Printed Building Takes Completion In Dubai
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Dec 2019
Image via Apis Cor
In time, the walls that surround you might be made from a printer.
Using a 3D printer, robotic construction firm Apis Cor has built a two-story office in Dubai, now recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “largest 3D-printed structure” by volume.
The office, created for the Dubai Municipality, stands at 9.5 meters (31.2 feet) with an area of 640 square meters (6,889 square feet).
It was built outdoors with a single 3D printer being transported around by a crane to show that the monument is able to withstand harsh conditions without temperature or humidity controls.
A special gypsum-based material was inserted into the printer, and the building’s columns were fortified with concrete and rebar. The office stands on conventional foundations.
The Dubai Municipality building kicks off Apis Cor’s mission to print more buildings. Come 2020, the company hopes to set up affordable housing in Florida, Louisiana and California using this technique.
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GAME CHANGER. Apis Cor is happy to announce the recent huge project! Apis Cor 3D printed 2-stories administrative building. That’s the biggest building ever 3D printed on-site! Apis Cor was honored to work for Dubai Municipality on 3D printing the wall structures of a 3D printed administrative building. Dubai Municipality declared the project in Guinness World Records for this major achievement . The project is unique and groundbreaking and opens a new chapter both in the concrete 3D printing industry and construction industry. The main goal of the project was extensive R&D work dedicated to testing the equipment under harsh climatic conditions, developing the 3D printing material and construction technologies, and testing the equipment during a long period of time. More on our web site! #apiscor #news #breakingnews #technology #3dprinting #innovations #autodesk @autodesk
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