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21 February 2024

RTA uses 3D technology to mark Innovation Month


The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, is taking part in the events of the UAE Innovation Month under the theme (Innovation Starts with You). The RTA has adorned its premises with the logo of the Year of Zayed designed and produced using 3D-Printing technology.

In a statement, the RTA said that it was "delighted with this creative initiative rolled out by marking two important events, i.e. the UAE Innovation Month and the Year of Zayed; which is celebrated by all government and semi-government departments across the UAE. It marks the centennial birthday of the late founder and builder of the UAE modern renaissance."

The Year of Zayed model, which measures 4 metres in length and 1.2 metres in height, will adorn the RTA HQ in Dubai for one year.

The RTA has applied the 3D-Printing technology in several initiatives, including the 3D manufacturing in Dubai Metro; where the team researched 3D printing of spare parts for subsidiary systems such as ticket vending machines, ticket validation gates and other assets of the metro network. The technology has also been applied in a number of other projects of the RTA, such as pedestrian bridges, the Hatta Gates, bus stops and marine transport stations.