Dubai Govt, US startup to team up for 3D printing

The Dubai Government is set to collaborate with US-based startup, Cazza Construction Technologies, to aid 3D printing in the country through the company's construction automation technologies.

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The Dubai Government is set to collaborate with US-based startup, Cazza Construction Technologies, to aid 3D printing in the country through the company’s construction automation technologies.

According to the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’, which was launched by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum in April this year, 25% of the buildings in the emirate will be based on 3D printing technology by 2030, and this percentage will rise with the development of global technology as well as growth of market demand.

Chris Kelsey, CEO of the Silicon Valley-based startup, said: “We were one of many groups invited to showcase our technologies in Dubai. The government has been looking around the world, whether it was companies from the Netherlands, China, Russia, or the USA to see the upcoming technologies involving construction automation and 3D printing.

“Out of all of the groups they’d seen online or spoken with, they were most fascinated with the capabilities of our unique machines.”

Using 3D printing concrete minitanks that can build a three-storey house in two days and other innovative technologies, Kelsey claims that they are in Dubai ” to revolutionise the construction industry”. “While the specifics of our technologies will only be revealed to close partners, the capabilities of our machines would enable a potential labour cost reduction of up to 90% while allowing construction companies to rapidly build houses and buildings,” he continued. More info

By by Paromita Dey  www.constructionweekonline.com