Dubai – 29 January, 2019. Last Thursday a 3D construction printer was actually printing concrete structures in Dubai for the first time. The same printer was used by COBOD to 3D print the first fully permitted 3D printed building in Europe living up to all the EU’s strict building codes. The events marks the signing of a distributorship agreement between COBOD and 3DVinci Creations, enabling 3DVinci Creations to bring the COBOD gantry-based 3D concrete printers to the United Arab Emirates.
This distributorship agreement allows COBOD (Denmark), a leading provider of sophisticated gantry-based 3D concrete printers in the construction industry to partner with 3DVinci Creations, a provider of affordable and accessible 3D printing technologies with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE. This partnership further develops the growth of the already successful COBOD 3D concrete printers with the aim to push 3D concrete printing further in Dubai and help attain the monumental milestone that by year 2030, 25% of all new buildings in Dubai must be constructed with 3D printing technologies.
“At COBOD we are working towards full automation in the construction industry by designing 3D concrete printers and automated processes for the building site. In cooperation with our local distributor, 3DVinci Creations, we decided to install a gantry 3D concrete printer so that the local market can explore and experience firsthand the potential of this disruptive technology,” said Henrik Lund-Nielsen, CEO and co-founder of COBOD. “We have already received several guests from prominent local construction and architectural companies, as well as governmental entities, and we look forward to receiving more guests in the coming weeks. Everybody is welcome to come and experience concrete printing with our BOD1 printer, our first generation printer and although it is not a BOD2, our latest version of 3D construction printer, the abilities of the gantry printer and the smoothness of the printed walls has clearly impressed our guests.”
Edouard Baaklini, CEO of 3DVinci Creations, stated “At 3DVinci Creations, we strive to find the right 3D printing solution for our customers, helping them turn their concepts and designs into physical objects. With this distributorship agreement, we aim to provide cost effective and fast 3D concrete printing solutions that will address the housing and construction needs in the UAE. This agreement with COBOD is an opportunity to bring quality 3D concrete printing closer to users in the region in order to reap the benefits it brings to the local market in terms of reduced labor costs, reduced material waste, sustainable eco-friendly construction, reduced carbon emission, improved design capabilities, and reduced duration of construction. With the potential of 3D printing to change the ways we design and build, it can truly contribute to creating a better and healthier world.”
During the spring of 2019, at least one BOD2 printer will be placed in the Middle East to provide the region access to the latest state of the art technology in 3D concrete printing.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark COBOD develops, manufactures and provides state of the art 3D construction printing technology to global customers. As part of its efforts to develop the 3D construction printing technology further COBOD is involved in extensive R&D activities, and collaborate closely with several of the leading universities and cement plants globally to develop 3D construction printing further.
COBOD made the first 3D printed building in Europe, in Copenhagen in 2017, fully permitted and compliant with the strict building codes of the EU. On the basis of the experience gained COBOD developed the BOD2 construction printer – the fastest construction printer in the world with a ground breaking speed of 1 meter per second. The BOD2 was the main reason why COBOD won the first ever EU tender done by Belgian Kamp C for a 3D construction printer.
COBOD is owned by Danish company, The 3D Group A/S, and German Peri Group, a global leader in supplies of formwork equipment.
For additional information, please visit: www.cobod.com.
About 3DVinci Creations
Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, 3DVinci Creations provides 3D concrete printing products and services to construction companies,government ministries and agencies, educational institutions,research and development centers, Engineers and Architects throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the entire Middle Eastern countries.
3DVinci Creations is dedicated to bringing concrete building technology from lab to fab by offering modular 3D printing systems and related concrete mix to the demanding construction market. Through 3DVinci Creations, Architects and Engineers can gain access to the best industrial 3D concrete printing technology, capable of producing buildings and structures with complex designs in faster time and reduced costs. 3DVinci Creations’ services and products are ideal for low-cost and low-income housing because of the quick build, reduced material waste, and lower labor costs. The technology is highly economical for large scale construction projects. For additional information, please visit: http://www.3dvincicreations.com/