WOLF Group builds the world’s largest 3D printed object from recycled PET
WOLF Group, the latest addition to companies operating in Qatar’s free zones, has partnered with Properties of Msheireb and the Seashore Group, by making the world’s largest 3D printed object made from recycled PET. RPET or recycled polyethylene terephthalate is also the most recycled plastic in the world.
The project, currently underway, is designed by award-winning Polish architect and designer Przemyslaw “Mac” Stopa of Massive Design, who will also design the interiors of the upcoming 3D printing and scanning hub in Qatar.
3D printed object made from RPET, slated for completion ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, set to become a major sustainability statement adorning the Doha skyline as well as a major tourist attraction .
“We have one of the biggest 3D printing machines. And four years ago, we connected the robotic machine to 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 technology. The 3D market is huge because you can use 3D printing everywhere from power supply to automotive to construction and more.
– CEO and 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 scanning center and an art gallery in Qatar.
The 3D printing and digitization center, which is scheduled to open by next year, will be a privileged place for the development of large-format 3D printing from recycled materials (RPET). This enables the production of functional furniture designed by the best local and international artists from around the world. In the longer term, WOLF Group also plans to set up multi-series production.
QFZA CEO Lim Meng Hui added, “This technology can also be a key catalyst for many investors coming to manufacture in Qatar’s free zones. In Qatar, there is a group of budding entrepreneurs who are very good at design, be it in consumer products or industrial products. I believe this is a trend. But you need facilitators, and I think with the WOLF group here, it gives the opportunity for entrepreneurs here with really good ideas, to create new products, whether it’s cultural consumer products or industrial. And it will be a great basic opportunity to create products made in Qatar. “
Qatar is experiencing rapid digital growth across all sectors, including in preparations for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup – the world’s largest sporting event. New partnerships in the technology industry promote an attractive market for foreign companies, SMEs and startups oriented towards innovation solutions. The 3D printing and scanning hub will provide technology support to other companies in Qatar’s free zones, the Doha design district and across the country and region.
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