Al Tayer receives the certificate from representatives of Guinness World Records.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has won the Guinness World Records title for setting up the first 3D-printed laboratory in the world.

Housed within the Research & Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dewa’s Robotics and Drone laboratory is the first such facility in the world.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, received the certificate from representatives of Guinness World Records. This comes as part of Dewa’s support for the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which is aimed at exploiting this technology for the service of humanity and promoting the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub for this technology by 2030.

As a member of the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance, Dewa invests heavily in this innovative solution for building prototypes and spare parts for the production, transportation, and distribution divisions, he said.

Al Tayer pointed out that Dubai provided a environment to encourage construction in 3D printing and attract leading companies in this field.

“The 3D printing technology in construction reduces time and cost, thus advancing the economy and protecting the environment by reducing conventional construction waste,” he stated.

Executive Vice President (Business Development and Excellence Sector) Waleed Bin Salman said: “Our R&D Centre at the Solar Park supports 3D printing to produce equipment capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh climates.”

“Dewa is the first organisation in the GCC to deploy Markforged Metalx 3D printing based on wire/filament. This technology is highly accurate; reduces time and cost, improves efficiency, productivity and enhances innovation,” he added.