Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development Centre (R&D) has filed a new patent on a groundbreaking device that helps in the process of melting and extruding raw metal materials.
The device maintains the optimum temperature required to handle raw metal materials in 3D printing. It further enhances the performance of 3D printers by reducing the cost of printing and energy consumption. The extrusion device can be attached and detached from the 3D printer.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, commended the effective contribution of the R&D Centre in developing 3D printing and enhancing its competitiveness.
According to the DEWA CEO, these patents support DEWA’s efforts to develop an advanced infrastructure and specialised software in 3D printing as well as additive manufacturing, with these investments helping to overcome challenges in the energy sector. DEWA uses 3D printers to produce prototypes and spare parts for its generation, transmission, and distribution divisions, as well as to support the digitization of its inventory.
Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, remarked that “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, as well as capacity building in these sectors.”