3D Printing Industry reports on a brand-new 3D printing construction unit in the United Arab Emirates kicked into action by large-scale 3D printing firm XtreeE, which is based out of Paris, France.
XtreeE has received major “investment from TTWiiN Investment Partners, an investment arm of the US-based engineering consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti, in the company’s latest round of funding.”
Additionally, “XtreeE has announced a collaboration with Concreative, a concrete 3D printing company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to open a new 3D printing production unit in Dubai.”
XtreeE, which was founded in 2015, is focused on large-scale concrete-based additive manufacturing in the construction industry. “The company operates via two services. Clients can rent and gain access to its large-scale 3D printing systems, like the six-axis 3D printing robot, which is capable of 3D printing concrete and clay with high precision. Or, XtreeE also offers to assist clients with collaborative design and large-scale prototype manufacturing, helping them determine the benefits of large-scale 3D printing.”
Now, the Dubai-based production unit “will incorporate XtreeE’s 3D printing technology, and be under the operation of Concreative.”
As President of Thornton Tomasetti Ray Daddazio explains: “There is a huge misconception within the AEC industry that 3D printing is a technology only of the future. We see it as a technology of today. We are pleased to help XtreeE pioneer new applications that will enable project teams to push the frontiers of design through digital fabrication.”
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