ACCIONA, a company in sustainable infrastructure solutions, inaugurated recently in Dubai a new global 3D printing center to meet the growing demand for 3D printed infrastructure.
The new facilities feature the world’s largest operational 3D printer using Powder Bed technology. This technology is particularly suitable for generating highly resistant structural parts. In addition, the technique uses concrete as a base material, which renders it an ideal solution for architectural, urban and building applications.
The printer allows greater efficiency and automation of the construction processes.
ACCIONA’s new production facility is the culmination of an internal development process in the Innovation area starting in 2016, which has enabled the technology to be fine-tuned for commercial use.
ACCIONA has chosen Dubai to install its 3D printing center in order to support the emirate’s commitment to deploying this technology in all economic fields and, specifically, in the construction sector.
The “Dubai 3D Printing Strategy” is integrated into the Emirate’s strategic development plan for cost reduction, productivity and performance improvement of products and environmental impact mitigation. The Strategy aims to make Dubai a world-class 3D printing hub.