Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development Centre (R&D) has filed a new patent for an innovative build plate and method to detach 3D printed objects automatically. This ensures the best performance of 3D printers as it eases the removal of 3D printed objects during the printing process.
The invention is part of DEWA’s intensive efforts to develop advanced infrastructure and specialized software for 3D printing. DEWA uses 3D printers to produce prototypes and spare parts for its generation, transmission, and distribution divisions and to support the digitization of its inventory.
“DEWA is the first organization in the GCC to apply metal 3D printing technology using threads and wires. DEWA achieved the Guinness World Records title for the first 3D-printed laboratory for our Robotics and Drone laboratory, housed within the Rand D Center. Through its patents and advanced research papers, the Center promotes our 3D printing projects, which have been widely recognized by utilities around the world,” the CEO added.
Mr. Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, highlighted that the Center has become a global platform that provides innovative solutions and technologies to enhance the operations and services of the utility sector.
The Center had registered a patent for an adhesive device for 3D printers that automatically distributes the adhesive material on the 3D printing plate to ensure that the printed material sticks adequately to the build plate.