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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:04 AM

Dubai Plans to Build 3-D Printed Office Building

Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.

The Gulf commercial hub on Tuesday announced plans to add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings.

Mohammed al-Gergawi, the United Arab Emirates' minister of Cabinet affairs, said the project is part of a broader effort by the seven-state federation to embrace cutting-edge technology and make it a global hub for innovation.

"This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3-D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors," he said in a statement.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/dubai-plans-build-printed-office-building-32125155

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TexasTowelie Jul 2015 OP
delrem Jul 2015 #1
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Diclotican Jul 2015 #3
lindysalsagal Jul 2015 #4
Bosonic Jul 2015 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:16 AM

1. Imagine if all that untold natural wealth weren't owned and controlled by idiots.

Just imagine if it were so in Qatar, too. For example.

They could make the desert bloom.
They could educate their population, and they could be something extraordinary.

But no, the Earth has these idiots in charge.

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Response to delrem (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:02 AM

2. Just imagine if it were so in the USA too.

The Middle East doesn't have a monopoly on idiots after all.

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:26 AM

3. TexasTowelie

TexasTowelie

Are we closer to replicators than ever hoped for? - If this is feasible - it would shange how we build homes - forever...

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:09 AM

4. Somewhere hot, The Ikea Satan is rubbing it's paws together with glee...

The computer won't put those millions of parts together: Humans will. How many people will loose their jobs over this debacle?

Can you even imagine the parts roster?

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:13 AM

5. Robotic Bricklayer Can Build A House in Two Days

Robotic Bricklayer Can Build A House in Two Days

Yes, robots are taking over a worrisome number of jobs, but itís like my Uncle Murray used to say ó donít worry, you can always get work as a bricklayer.

Oops, check that. An Australian engineer has developed an industrial-sized brick-laying robot that can put down hundreds of bricks per hour, 24 hours a day, with superhuman precision.

The giant robot is named Hadrian, after the Roman empire who assembled a massive defensive wall in northern England to keep out formidable Scottish highlanders. (Good policy, that.) Engineer Marc Pivac put more than a decade of research and development into the system, which heís now shopping around to potential commercial partners.

Hadrian begins by using computer-aided design (CAD) to determine the precise placement of every brick in a given structure ó to within one hundredth of an inch. Hadrian then cuts its own individual bricks and shuttles them along the articulated arm of a 28-meter-long telescopic boom.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/robotic-bricklayer-can-build-a-house-in-two-days-150630.htm

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