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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.

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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.

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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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