3Ders caught wind of an exciting new development for Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy. Those invested in the city’s economic development are excited to have yet another example of what 3D printing can do.
“Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company based in Dubai, [and founded in 2016] has 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The vehicle, driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, raced to victory at the Yas Marina Circuit in the TRD 86 Cup.” The Yas Marina Circuit, for those unaware, is a winding racetrack serving “as the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.” It is not for the faint of heart.
In a first for the United Arab Emirates, Immensa Technology Labs “provided 3D printed parts for the Toyota, doing its bit to support the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy while improving the performance of the vehicle.”
Immensa’s CEO Fahmi Al-Shawwa elaborates: “we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local automotive industry. We are confident additive manufacturing can enhance traditional manufacturing processes, reduce costs, redefine productivity, and fuel innovation across all sectors, and we are delighted to have proved this in partnership with Hussain.”
Hussain, the driver, who also happens to be the managing director of Green Coast Enterprises and CEO of Creek Capital, added he was “pleased to have been part of the milestone moment. 3D printing provided a great turnaround time for parts that we were not able to source locally and others that were produced to a much higher quality than the original parts.”
Image and Quotes Courtesy of 3Ders