ACCIONA has built a bus station by the use of 3D cement printing technology for the Transport Authority of the Government of Ajman. The bus station that weighs nearly three tons and is 2m wide, 2.3m high, and 4.5m long, comprises of three printed parts. It took not more than ten hours to print.
ACCIONA 3D Concrete Printing Business COO, Luis Clemente spotlighted the significance of this ambition: “We are glad that the Transport Authority of the Government of Ajman has chosen us to carry out this project, as it serves as a demonstration of their commitment to innovation. This project allows us to showcase another way of applying 3D concrete printing technology: making iconic, innovative and sustainable urban street fittings. It is also the first to be carried out using this Powder Bed technology in the Middle East”.
The advantages of producing this kind of urban fittings with their 3D concrete printing technology, versus the traditional construction techniques, are the decrease of garbage (no mildew or modes are utilized whatsoever), the reduction of CO2 discharges and the probability of having whole liberty over the architectural pattern. In this particular situation, the bus station’s design enables the installation of solar boards on the rooftop.
The managing director of ACCIONA Middle East, Jesús Sancho stated: “We are delighted and proud to see that the leaders and visionaries of the Government of Ajman share the same passion for innovation, cutting-edge technology and while sharing the same interest in deploying sustainable solutions as ACCIONA does. We deeply appreciate the trust placed by the top management of the Transport Authority of the Government of Ajman since the first time that they visited our facilities and believed in this project.”
ACCIONA processes and runs the biggest fully practical concrete 3D printer in the universe using the film bed technology, which is an especially proper choice for producing parts with complex forms that need architectural resistance. It operates with cement as the fresh material, making it a suitable answer for the application in architecture, urban outlining and building.
The 6mx3mx2m printer permits higher efficiency and mechanization of building procedures. This makes it achievable liberty of architectural and city design undisclosed until now, and the manufacturing of precise models of any carving to improve cultural and ancient custom.
ACCIONA picked Ras Al Khor Industrial Area to set up its additive manufacturing center to back the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ and their devotion to supplying this 3D technology in every area of the economy, especially, in the building sector.