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The Future Has Arrived: World’s First 3D Printed Office is Inaugurated in Dubai

The world's first 3D printed office. Using 3D printing technology reduced labor costs by 50-80 percent and construction waste by 30-60 percent overall.

The world’s first 3D printed office, designed by Gensler, was inaugurated last week in Dubai by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Resulting from Gensler’s longstanding commitment to developing and driving the adoption of new design technologies, the 3D printed office is the world’s first example of a 3D printed structure that moves beyond prototyping to full occupancy. Architects have used 3D printing to build small study models, but the goal has been to print functional buildings at full size. Thornton Tomasetti and Syska Hennessy partnered with Gensler on the building.

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The 3D Printing Revolution 

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We’re always being told that the world is constantly changing and that innovation is increasing at an ever growing rate. This is true for the most part. Walk down the street and you’re likely to bump into someone who’s staring intently at a smartphone that 10 years ago was just an idea in Steve Jobs head. The ways we communicate, shop, and socialize are profoundly different than they were in the recent past, and further advances in fields from artificial intelligence to augmented reality mean much more change is still to come.

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3D Printing at SxSW Robot Petting Zoo

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Mobile 3D Printing is a research project out of Gensler Los Angeles to create a proof of concept prototype 3D printer that can generate objects of any size and in remote locations. The product of this research has been named MUPPette, for Mobile Unmanned Printing Platform. The –ette suffix designates it as a small version of a scalable vehicle.

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