Guinness World Record awards DEWA for world’s first 3D-printing laboratory

The lab is part of the Research & Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has won the Guinness World Record title for setting up the first 3D-printed laboratory in the world. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA received the certificate from representatives of the Guinness World Records.

According to a statement, DEWA’s Robotics and Drone laboratory is the first such facility in the world. It is said to be part of DEWA’s support for the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which is aimed at exploiting promising technology for the service of humanity and promoting the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub for this technology by 2030.

As a member of the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance, DEWA invests heavily in this innovative solution for building prototypes and spare parts for the production, transportation, and distribution divisions, Al Tayer noted. He also pointed out that Dubai provided a motivational environment to encourage construction in 3D printing and attract leading companies in this field.

He explained, “3D printing in construction reduces time and cost, thus advancing the economy and protecting the environment by reducing conventional construction waste.”

Executive VP (Business Development and Excellence Sector) Waleed Bin Salman concluded, “Our R&D Centre at the Solar Park supports 3D printing to produce equipment capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh climates. DEWA is the first organisation in the GCC to deploy Markforged Metalx 3D printing based on wire/filament. This technology is highly accurate; reduces time and cost, improves efficiency, productivity and enhances innovation.”


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