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The use of a printer to make three-dimensional objects from a digital design has been used mostly for making small models of development projects, although there are plans for robot 3-D printers to build a bridge across a canal in Amsterdam.
The innovative project is the first major initiative of the “Museum of the Future” launched in March this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed which is scheduled to open in 2017.
Dubai's one-story prototype building, with about 185 sq m (2,000 sq ft) of floor space, will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall printer. It would then be assembled on site in a matter of weeks. The office will then serve as temporary headquarters of the ‘Museum of the Future’ and will be big enough to accomm