WOLF Group, the latest addition to companies operating at the Qatar Free Zones, has partnered with Msheireb Properties and the Seashore Group, in making the world’s biggest 3D printed object made from recycled PET. RPET or recycled polyethylene terephthalate is also the most widely recycled plastic in the world.
The project, which is currently underway, is designed by the award-winning Polish architect and designer, Przemyslaw “Mac” Stopa from Massive Design, who will also design the interiors of the upcoming 3D Printing and Digitalisation Hub in Qatar.
The 3D printed object to be made from RPET, which is planned to be completed before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, is set to become a major statement on sustainability adorning Doha’s skyline as well as a significant tourist attraction.
“We have one of the biggest 3D printing machines. And four years ago, we have connected the robotics machine with the 3D printer. So we have a capacity for large scale materials. And we chose to bring our technology to Qatar because the people here are ready for new technologies. The 3D market is huge, because you can use 3D printing everywhere, from food, automotive, to construction, and others.”– CEO & Founder of WOLF Group, Mariusz Król said on the sidelines of the signing ceremony between the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), Wolf Group, and Msheireb Properties to establish a 3D Printing and Digitalisation Hub and Art Gallery in Qatar.
The 3D Printing and Digitalisation Hub, which is planned to be opened by next year, will be a special place for the development of large-format 3D printing using recycled materials (RPET). This enables the production of functional furniture designed by the best local and international artists from all over the world. Over the longer term, WOLF Group is also planning to implement multi-series production.
CEO of QFZA, Lim Meng Hui, added, “This technology can also be a key enabler for many of the investors coming to do manufacturing in the Qatar Free Zones. In Qatar, there’s a budding group of entrepreneurs who are very good in design, whether in consumer products or industrial products. I believe this is a trend. But you need the enablers, and I believe with WOLF Group here, this gives the opportunity for entrepreneurs here with very good ideas, to create new products, whether it’s cultural or industrial consumer products. And it will be an excellent base opportunity to create made in Qatar products.”
Qatar is witnessing a rapid digital growth across all industries, including as part of preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 – the world’s biggest global sporting event. The new partnerships in the technology industry foster an attractive market for foreign corporations, SMEs and startups geared towards innovation solutions. The 3D Printing and Digitalisation Hub will provide technological support for other companies in Qatar Free Zones, Doha Design District and across the country and the region.
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