What is the Current Tallest 3D Printed Structure?

By on March 27th, 2024 in news, Usage

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Huge 12.4m 3D printed structure in Qatar [Source: Weber]

There’s a bit of a competition going on for the tallest 3D printed structure.

Some weeks ago we reported on a project being undertaken by ETH Zurich to produce the world’s tallest 3D printed structure, the White Tower. This tower will be constructed from a series of 3D printed parts.

The White Tower is still being constructed, and is set to complete some time later this year.

Until that project completes, what is the world’s tallest 3D printed structure?

I’ve just run across a project that took place in Qatar, where a huge 12.4m tall structure. The structure was commissioned by the Qatari Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which required a statement structure for their pavilion at Doha Expo 2023.

The structure was designed by Witteveen+Bos and 3D printed by Saint-Gobain Weber Benelux.

The structure, like the White Tower, was constructed from separate 3D printed parts. In all, some 85 parts were 3D printed, and then moved to the build site for assembly. Amazingly, the parts were 3D printed in The Netherlands, and then shipped to Qatar. That’s quite a distance and could be a record in itself for 3D printed construction projects.

But is this really the world’s tallest 3D printed structure? It seems that the organizers asked the Guiness folks to certify it as such, and they did. Officially, this is the world’s tallest 3D printed structure.

At least, that’s the story until the White Tower is completed.

Via Weber

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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