COBOD International and 3DVinci Creations, Dubai signs distributorship agreement and showcase 3D construction printing for the next two months in Dubai. Everybody is welcome to come see the printer in action !
Dubai – 27 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.