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DEWA visits 3D-printed lab at MBR Solar Park

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), visited the 3D-printed lab at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Several senior DEWA officials visited the 3D-printed lab.
Several senior DEWA officials visited the 3D-printed lab.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), visited the 3D-printed lab at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The lab is the first building in the UAE to be fully printed onsite, and the first such 3D-printed laboratory building in the world.

The 3D-printed lab includes 4 sub-laboratories, with a capacity of 132 square metres: the Electronics Lab, the Software Lab, the Mechanical Lab, and the Prototype Lab, as well as an outdoor-testing facility, with a capacity of 400 square metres.

The lab aims to study the science and technique of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and 3D-printing. The completion rate of the project has reached 87%.

Several senior DEWA officials accompanying Al Tayer were Abdullah Obaidullah, executive vice president of Water & Civil, Jamal Shaheen Al Hammadi, vice president of Special Projects, and Mohammed Al Shamsi, vice president of Civil Projects Engineering & Water Maintenance.

DEWA said that it is keen to support the Dubai 3D printing strategy, to create a well-equipped infrastructure for research, development, design and manufacturing activities within a global regulatory framework that sets out technology application and product specifications to deliver 3D-printed products, at a competitive cost and with high quality. 

DEWA is studying the possibility of using 3D-printing technology in the development of spare parts, to improve the performance of UAVs, based on artificial intelligence in the maintenance and operations in its work.

 

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