Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company based in Dubai, said it has filed the UAE's first 3D printing patent for construction moulds. The patent is an Immensa proprietary method for the production of moulds for concrete and other building materials using 3D printing.
Developed by Engineers Edem Dugenboo and Elias El Dik of Immensa, the process uses a a combination of different 3D printing technologies to create moulds for casting concrete, cement and gypsum materials in complex shapes. The patent-pending 3D printed moulds are reportly reusable, environmentally friendly, and more cost-efficient than traditional equivalents. Using the mould also “allows for a wide array of creative applications while negating the burdens involved with current available methods”, Immensa said in a statement.
Eng. Elias El Dik
Eng. Edem Dugbenoo
“We came upon the process for this mould while working on various projects related to concrete casting," said Eng. Edem Dugenboo. "After facing many challenges, we utilised a unique process that comprised a number of different elements and individual processes to come up with a full and effective solution using 3D printers.”
"This process being patented is at the forefront of engineering innovation, and aligns with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Dubai 3D Printing Strategy," said Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa Technology. "At Immensa, we constantly encourage our engineers to surpass their potentials, and we strive to offer them a positive and reinforcing environment for them to create and work in.”
Immensa Technology Labs was founded in 2016 to provide comprehensive 3D printing solutions, and has pioneered a number of its own proprietary techniques. It launches the country’s first 3D printing facility in 2017. The new Immensa facility houses eight 3D printing systems and offers more than 30 materials for production. The company is also committed to the research and development of 3D printing techniques, and has established its own proprietary techniques to fabricate and produce objects.
"We believe in the extraordinary potential of 3D printing and its myriad benefits across all fields of business, where it can reduce costs, redefine productivity, and fuel innovation," Al-Shawwa added. "We are pleased to be opening our doors and supporting the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, as we are confident that AM is the next big step in the world of manufacturing."
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