DEWA files patent for new metal 3D printing extrusion device

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development Centre has filed another new patent for an innovative device that enhances the process of melting and extruding raw metal materials to the construction platform, and also maintains the optimum temperature required to handle raw metal materials in 3D printing. The device increases the performance of 3D Printers by reducing printing costs and energy consumption. Extrusion devices can be easily attached to and removed from 3D printers.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, praised the effective contribution of the R&D Centre in developing 3D printing and enhancing its competitiveness. Al Tayer said these patents support DEWA’s efforts to develop an advanced infrastructure and specialized software in 3D printing and additive manufacturing in general, with these investments helping to overcome challenges in the energy sector. DEWA uses 3D Printers to produce prototypes, spare parts, and support the digitization and inventory of its divisions.

“The R&D Centre’s achievements consolidate DEWA’s effective role in realizing the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to exploit this technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology in the region and the world by the year 2030. The Centre hosts a number of leading researchers, creative minds and scientists who are committed to promoting a sustainable economy and enhancing the scientific community. At DEWA, we adopt 3D printing as one of the innovative solutions in our internal operations to print spare parts for devices and equipment, in addition to extending the lifespan of the equipment,” said Al Tayer.

“The research papers and patents registered by the Centre have enhanced its position as a global platform providing innovative solutions and technologies that enhance the operations and services of the utility sector. This maintains DEWA’s worldwide leadership and consolidates Dubai’s global position in research and development in solar energy, smart grids, energy efficiency and water, and capacity building in these sectors,” said Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA.