Saudi Arabia announces 3D printing initiative

The Saudi Arabian government is relying on 3D printing technology to create new jobs, hospitals, and homes throughout the country, according to a recent article from Saudi Arabian newspaper Arab News.

As part of the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 reform plan, the country's rulers have launched a scheme designed to increase home ownership and employment opportunities among its citizens.

The program completed construction of its first 3D-printed house in November 2018 and has recently inaugurated a project to build 4,775 housing units in the city of Taif. The technology allows construction workers to build a house in a matter of hours, ultimately cutting costs by up to 20%, the article noted.

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