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Drone R&D lab 3D printed in Dubai for DEWA

Dutch firm CyBe Construction printed the 168 sqm building, comprising 27 parts, on-site in three weeks, it has been reported

DEWA commissioned a 3D printed drone research lab in Dubai. [Image: www.cybe.eu]
DEWA commissioned a 3D printed drone research lab in Dubai. [Image: www.cybe.eu]

A Dutch firm has 3D printed a drone research and development (R&D) laboratory for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, it has been reported.

The project's development is one of Dubai's efforts to 3D print 25% of its buildings by 2030.

CyBe Construction printed the 168m2 building, comprising 27 parts, on-site in three weeks, using its RC 3Dp machine.

The process included constructing inner and outer walls, in addition to 3D printing small parapets. 

Construction contractor Convrgnt (formerly known as Al Rashid Contracting) is "now adding [...] final touches to the building, [which includes] a roof, stairs, and doors", the report added. 

CyBe has completed its project duties, which engineering and 3D printing the lab. 

The company's CyBe Mortar material, approved by Dubai Central Laboratory, has been used for the project.

Wanders & Wagner is responsible for the project's architectural elements, while Witteveen + Bos is its contractual design engineer, according to CyBe Construction's website.

According to 3dprintingindustry.com's report, a controlled environment was created to 3D print the lab, with a large tent constructed for the activity that allowed CyBe "to protect the printing process from external conditions". 

 

 

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