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Emaar to Build the First 3D Printed Home in Dubai’s Arabian Ranches III

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Setting a new milestone in residential property development, global real estate developer Emaar Properties has announced plans to build its first 3D printed home in Dubai. This is the first step towards Emaar’s ambition to be a leading adopter of advanced construction technologies.

Following a global competition, in which the world’s leading 3D printing technology providers participated, Emaar has awarded the contract to 3D print a model home in Arabian Ranches III. The construction will be facilitated using a local contractor with the goal of building in-country competencies in 3D printing for the property sector.

Building the first 3D printed model home underlines Emaar’s commitment to adopt innovative construction methods to build faster and at a lower cost while achieving higher design and architectural flexibility. Emaar’s use of 3D printing technology will also promote the sustainable use of resources by reducing waste of construction materials and noise pollution.

Upon completion, the 3D printed model home will serve as a reference point for investors to further understand the concept and appreciate the value add that advanced technology brings to the real estate sector. The general public can register their interest to learn more about Emaar’s 3D printed home, here or at Emaar’s sales centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said, “As the pioneer of integrated communities in Dubai and the trend-setter in the region’s property sector, our plans to embrace 3D printing of homes is an integral part of our digital-first and customer-first strategy. Through this, we are not only positioning ourselves as an early adopter of advanced technology but also creating long-term value for our customers as 3D printing brings numerous advantages such as reduced cost of construction, more efficient use of materials and higher levels of sustainability. With 3D printing technology, to be implemented locally using international expertise, we are also supporting the vision of the leadership to build ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities’ that are tech-driven and meet the aspirations of the new generation of customers. It will also help accelerate the innovation ecosystem in Dubai, inspiring start-ups to contribute towards advanced construction technology.”

With this pioneering initiative, Emaar aims to set the region’s benchmark in construction best practices as 3D printed homes bring several benefits including accelerated delivery of homes and more flexibility in design. 3D printing is also environment-friendly, with sustainable home construction techniques significantly lowering waste and noise pollution during wall construction. 3D printed homes will contribute to lower cooling costs as customers can choose the thickness and type of insulation that goes into the walls; the thicker the insulation used, the lower the cooling costs.

By embracing 3D printing, Emaar’s goal is to create a real estate landscape in the future where customers can ‘design, download and print’ their homes in the future across Emaar’s diverse portfolio of master-planned developments. As the leading developer of integrated lifestyle destinations, Emaar has delivered world-class communities such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches and Emirates Living and is also shaping the future of the city with iconic projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Hills Estate, Emaar South, Emaar Beachfront, Arabian Ranches III and the recently unveiled Mina Rashid.

Arabian Ranches III, which was launched last year, has already gained overwhelming response for its residential communities that are defined by exceptional lifestyle amenities such as a central park, a 4 km long boulevard, a lazy river and a wide choice of outdoor sports facilities.

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Airbus to Produce 3D-Printed Hospital Visors in Fight Against Covid-19

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The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19. More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.

“One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment. This genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on this Airbus project,” said Alvaro Jara, Head of Airbus Protospace, in Getafe, Madrid.

Despite the pause of the majority of production at Airbus’ sites in Spain following the Royal Decree of 29 March, Airbus employees are allowed on site to continue with this essential activity. In addition, Airbus in Germany also joined the project. The Airbus Protospace Germany and the Airbus Composite Technology Centre (CTC) in Stade, together with the 3D-printing network named “Mobility goes Additive,” are now supporting this project in Spain, also coordinating the collection and transport of visors to the Madrid region.

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Concreative to Launch its Concrete 3D Printing Service in the UAE Tomorrow

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Concreative, founded by the Freyssinet civil engineering company (Vinci Construction group), is inaugurating a new large scale additive manufacturing unit in Dubai, UAE, tomorrow. This is an integrated design, production, and installation service of 3D printed architectural and structural elements.

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Al Yousuf 3D Printing Launches Doob in UAE

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Al Yousuf 3D Printing, a subsidiary of Al Yousuf Group, has announced the arrival of Doob, a full-service 3D technology company that creates replicas of you utilising the latest 3D printing technology, to the UAE.Founded in Dusseldorf, Germany, Doob is a frontrunner in digital scanning technology and the concept is currently present in New York (US), Los Angeles (US), Tokyo (Japan), Berlin (Germany), Sydney (Australia), Barcelona (Spain) and even Bahrain. Doob 3D Technology in Dubai was inaugurated by Helal Al Marri, director general – department of tourism and commerce marketing and director general – Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

Mohamed Iqbal Al Yousuf, deputy president – marketing, Al Yousuf Group, said: “We are really excited about the launch of Doob in the UAE.”“Doob is a photo-realistic 3D printed replica of you. It is basically taking selfies to the next level. It is fun and captures moments in a way like no other,” he added.

Doob is suitable for friends, families, kids, fashion-enthusiasts, businessmen and businesswomen, birthdays, weddings, events and even pets. To create the figurines, Doob operates retail stores and utilises mobile installations that can easily be set up at off-site events.Once you enter the Doob-licator which has 66 cameras and have your 3D images scanned and the size of your figurine chosen, you can expect to receive it within two to three weeks.

In line with the region’s culture and traditions, Doob in the UAE will also have an all-women crew who will cater to women and will be involved in every step of the process from the scanning to modelling to printing.

The Doob figurines are available in different sizes including the 4-inch Buddy, 6-inch Bestie, 8-inch Doobie, 10-inch Boss, and 14-inch Diva.

Life-sized Doob figurines are also available upon request. Prices start from Dh699 ($190.29) only.

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