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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority reduces Energy Consumption with Metal 3D Printing

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Research Center has filed a patent for an invention that will improve metal 3D printing. According to DEWA, the new method can reduce energy consumption and costs for metal 3D printing.

The patented device aims to make the extrusion process more efficient while maintaining the optimal temperature for processing metal raw materials. The device can be connected and disconnected from 3D printers as needed, allowing flexible application in different production environments.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director of DEWA, praised the role of the R&D center in advancing 3D printing technology.

“The R&D Centre’s achievements consolidate DEWA’s effective role in realising 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 leading researchers and creative minds who effectively support the sustainable economy and enrich the scientific community everywhere. 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,” added Al Tayer.

In addition to the new patent, 3D printing is already being used at DEWA to produce prototypes and spare parts in the areas of power generation, transmission and distribution. This also supports the digitization of inventory and helps address challenges in the energy sector.

“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.

The new patent from DEWA’s R&D center represents a major advance in optimizing 3D printing processes for metal fabrication. By combining a more efficient extrusion process with improved temperature control, the innovation not only contributes to lower costs and energy consumption, but also strengthens Dubai’s position as an emerging hub in the global 3D printing landscape.


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