The Research and Development Centre (R&D) of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has applied for a new patent for a novel build plate and procedure for autonomously detaching 3D printed objects. This guarantees the optimal performance of 3D printers since it makes it easier to remove objects that have been manufactured in 3D and enables continuous 3D printing.
The innovation supports DEWA's ongoing efforts to invest in and create advanced infrastructure and specialist software in 3D printing and additive manufacturing to address difficulties in the energy sector.
DEWA utilises 3D printers to support the digitization of its inventory as well as to create prototypes and replacement parts for its generating, transmission and distribution divisions.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Stated: “DEWA supports Dubai’s endeavours to become the global hub for 3D printing by finding innovative solutions and technologies that modernise the manufacture of spare parts in our business, to become more sustainable, and to drive innovation in production and operations. This saves time, reduces costs and improves productivity and efficiency."
According to Waleed bin Salman, executive vice president of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, The R&D Centre has developed into a global platform that offers cutting-edge solutions and technology to improve the operations and services of the utility sector.
In order to guarantee that the printed material adheres enough to the build plate, the centre has filed for a patent on an adhesive device for 3D printers that autonomously distributes the sticky substance on the printing plate.