UAEU student obtains a Patent for an ‎Aircraft Body Drill

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Maryam Al Kaabi from the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University has invented a drill for aircraft body, while working on a "Mubadala"-launched initiative to support the university students' research‏.‏

Maryam Al KaabiMaryam Al Kaabi, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree from the UAEU, said: I was part of a team consisting of two colleagues and our supervisor, we were able to invent an “automated” drill to help make holes in the aircraft body to install pieces. The tool light signifies that the it is on standby mode. Moreover, the tool can make such holes into the aircraft body at the required angle and force." She added: We obtained a patent for this tool and registered it through the UAEU Patent Office‏.‏

She noted out that the UAE is a pioneering and supportive environment in the fields of innovation and sciences. The UAE encourages innovators who have capabilities in several fields. The world is now a highly competitive place in which who do not innovate and develop, they will not keep pace with change. She said: Innovation is the future, and the UAE is a pioneer in anticipating and leading the future‏.‏

Maryam Al Kaabi also said that "when I worked on my master's thesis at the UAEU, we were developing and inventing a new device in the field of the ‎‎"aluminum" processes and we are now seeking a patent for it as well‏.‏

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Jun 29, 2022