Dubai RTA unveils plans for 3D printing

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will use 3D printing technology to implement projects such as a pedestrian bridge, Hatta Gates, bus stop, and marine transport station, according to Khaleej Times.

According to a Press statement issued by the authority, the move is intended to enhance the ‘Smart City’ initiative of the Dubai government.

Abdul Reda Abul Hassan, executive director of rail projects planning and development at the rails agency, said: “Using 3D printing technology in implementing projects will help develop innovative methods capable of contributing effectively to promoting Dubai as the smartest city.”

“3D printing technology is advancing at a rapid pace across the world and the RTA is strongly inclined to be a forerunner in this generation of technology. It seeks to optimally utilise the technology by applying the world’s best practices of public transport industry and associated infrastructure,” added Hasan, who is also the chair of the Dubai 3D printing strategy implementation committee at the RTA.

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