| Khal Baharulalam |
WITH 3-D printing gaining more public interest in Brunei Darussalam, Dotroot Technologies has been the first organisation to make 3-D printers available for sale, essentially paving an easier way for public ownership of a personal 3-D printer.
Since the technology has been introduced and utilised in certain fields locally, several 3-D printing services have been made available for members of the public – most of which have been made possible in encouraging the nation’s way of innovative thinking.
The Korean manufactured 3-D Printer Moment is now available for purchase at the Consumer Fair 2015 (CF15), which is currently being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas untill February 1.
Having brought the printers in just over a month ago, Dotroot Technologies’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), Md Khairul Anwar bin Sabir, shared that the main target market for their printers are educational institutions – particularly as it creates awareness and essentially promotes the use of 3-D printers amongst today’s generation. “Soon enough, the company will announce a demonstration of the true potential of 3-D printers,” he added.
With 3-D blueprints of just about anything made available online, producing plastic objects with 3-D printing in Brunei can easily be done by anyone.
Meanwhile, an intelligent self-balancing moving device named Airwheel has also been made available for purchase at the CF15 yesterday, intriguing eager consumers to test-drive the devices.
Brought in by local company Oregon Systems, the technology will be able to make transport of oneself easier, particularly convenient for patrolling jobs, for university students living on campus, or simply for recreational purposes.
The introduction of Airwheel to Brunei is also in line with the nation’s vision to encourage innovative thinking in the Sultanate.
With prices ranging from $600-$2000 – offering basic to off-road selections, the technology has been proven to be handy in many fields.
One Airwheel staff was seen using the device to deliver food from one section of the ICC to another as part of the company’s demonstrations yesterday.
Alvin Chong, the company’s manager, revealed that they’ve sold over a dozen devices since they started selling in Brunei a month ago. “The new batch of Airwheels will be coming in soon,” he said.
“An encouraging number of people have shown interest in this technology, particularly since it’s never been seen by members of the public in Brunei.”