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HDB looking at 3D-printing tech in Tengah, Bidadari estates

It's among projects the board is embarking on to improve productivity amid sluggish productivity growth in construction industry.

An artist's impression of part of Tengah estate. At the HDB Centre of Building Research in Woodlands, a special 3D-printer successfully printed a room measuring 3.6m by 3m by 2.75m in 13 hours in August. The printer and the work involved in installing it cost about S$900,000.


FOR the first time, 3D-printing could be used to build landscape furniture and architectural features in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) estate, such as a bench or a pavilion, in the upcoming Tengah and Bidadari estates.

Using such technology would not only allow...

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