Peter Myers via Flickr

Peter Myers via Flickr

United Arab Emirates vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched a new initiative to make Dubai one of the world’s largest 3D printing hubs by 2030. As part of this new strategy, by 2025, a quarter of every new construction project in Dubai will be 3D printed. “[T]his move will start from 2019, starting at 2 [percent] with a gradual increase to the strategic goal,” according to Dubai Future Foundation’s website. The new initiative will focus on construction along with consumer and medical products, with the goal to reduce construction costs by up to 70 percent, labor costs by up to 80 percent, and the sector’s waste production by as much as 60 percent, according to a press release. [Dubai Future Foundation]