In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, 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 that Additive Manufacturing can enhance traditional manufacturing processes, reduce costs, redefine productivity and fuel innovation across all sectors, and we are delighted to have proven this in partnership with Mohammed.”
In addition to him being an amateur race car driver, Hussain is the Managing Director of Green Coast Enterprises and the CEO of Creek Capital. As a progressive investor and an advocate of advanced technologies, Hussain commented: “My racing team is committed to adopting the latest technologies and working with disruptive companies like Immensa to drive innovation. We are pleased to have set a new benchmark by using 3D printed parts in a racing car for the first time here in the region as far as I am aware. This technology provided us with 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. We are confident that this exciting new technology will play an increasingly important role in the future of race car design as well as many other industries in the UAE.”
Immensa was established in 2016 to provide comprehensive solutions whereby 3D Printing can add value. The company is also committed to the research and development of 3D printing techniques, and has established its own proprietary techniques to fabricate and produce objects that would not be physically possible without AM.