After the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The 3D printing began to take an important role in the UAE development.
On its official Twitter account, The Burj Khalifa announced that visitors can now get their own 3D printed model of the tallest tower in the world. Once you’ve got to the top, you can head over to the gift shop and get your very own Burj Khalifa for your living room.
If you choose to buy one, you can watch it being made right in front of your eyes, The time-lapse footage of the structure being printed is just under a minute long, so we’re thinking it could take about an hour to create 1 model.
What is 3D printing ?
3D printing, a popular term for what is now known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to various processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. In additive manufacturing processing, successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create the object. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and are produced from digital model data 3D model or other electronic data source such as an Additive Manufacturing File (AMF) file.