3D printing company, 3DXB, has reaffirmed its position on promoting sustainability and eco-friendly practices in its operations across the UAE
The company said that it is committed to reducing the environmental impact of construction, 3DXB's cutting-edge technology and initiatives align with the principles of the circular economy and waste reduction. It is also committed to supporting the nation's goal of constructing 25% of buildings using 3D printing technology, the company said.
“At 3DXB, we are driven by a passion for sustainability and a desire to revolutionise the construction industry through eco-friendly 3D printing solutions," said chairman of 3DXB GROUP, Badar Rashid AlBlooshi. “Our mission is to drive positive change in the industry through innovation and responsible practices.”
The company has implemented a range of practices to minimise its carbon footprint as well. It has incorporated sustainable practices such as the use of locally sourced and eco-friendly materials to reduce transportation emissions and support local economies. Moreover, its 3D printing machinery is designed to be energy-efficient, employing cutting-edge technologies that minimise power consumption during the printing process. 3DXB adheres to a "zero-waste" philosophy, ensuring that excess materials are recycled or repurposed, thus reducing waste and promoting circularity.
When it comes to sustainable construction practices, the 3D printers developed by 3DXB utilise precise deposition methods, minimising material wastage and ensuring optimal material usage. The modularity of these printers allows for easy upgrades and replacements, extending their lifespan and reducing the need for new equipment. Additionally, the printers are equipped with remote monitoring capabilities, enabling real-time analysis and optimisation of printing processes, leading to further savings in time and resources.
The company has developed eco-friendly micro-concrete formulations, reducing the demand for traditional cement and minimising carbon emissions. Furthermore, these mixtures require less water, easing the strain on local water resources during construction. Micro-concrete products result in longer-lasting structures, reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements and promoting waste reduction.
Faster construction enabled by 3D printing, labour costs and project timelines are significantly reduced. The precise material deposition ensures minimal wastage, optimising material usage and reducing expenses. Moreover, the durability of structures built using 3DXB's technology leads to reduced maintenance costs over the long term, contributing to cost efficiency.