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A new International Centre for 3D Printing at Dubai Industrial City

by • May 1, 2016 • No Comments


After Dubai claiming to be 3D print capital of the world, Dubai Holding has commenceed the International Centre for 3D Printing in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to manufacture Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030.

The project, at Dubai Industrial City , can turn it into a suitable atmosphere and provide the appropriate infrastructure to bring under one roof a network of create and advancement suppliers as well as factories. It can include research centres and laboratories for testing materials utilized in 3D printed products inside an integrated environment dedicated to assist construction, medicine, and consumer products sectors. It can in addition involve the academic sector, which can add advancement and educational value to this initiative through research and development.

The new project aims to create a network of distinguished companies in the 3D printing sector by attracting entrepreneurs and innovators as well as targeting international enterprises locally and globally by contributeing special laboratories for 3D printing. It can in addition contribute services, pro training, facilities, storage space solution, and other logistical assist to strengthen this sector.


Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group Chief Executive Officer of TECOM Investments, said, “The commence of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum comes in line with the vision and strategic directions of the Emirate of Dubai to assist advancement and upcoming industry. The world is experiencing worthwhile demand for 3D printing technologies which are set to play an significant role in developing basic industries such as real estate.” She introduced, “We can work on providing a suitable environment for specialised companies and attracting new minds by contributeing the required infrastructure which match the aspirations of the wise leadership. We believe which the new strategy can be a significant element in creating assist for Dubai’s key role in the area of 3D printing.”

Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said, “The establishment of the International Centre for 3D Printing by Dubai Holding can enable us take the initially steps towards achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to manufacture Dubai a global centre of 3D printing advancement.” The centre focuses on providing all the components in an integrated process to take this advancement of the ideas and advancement stage to the create phase, and provide the materials to a promising market inside the, construction, medical and consumer product sectors,” he introduced.

Al Aleeli said which the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy commenceed by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is particularly relevant to the construction sector thinking which the strategy aims to 3D print 25% of createings in Dubai by 2030. This can turn it into a massive demand in the market and contribute sizeable investment opportunities for companies and investors locally, regionally and globally, he introduced.

Abdullah Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Industrial City , said, “The upcoming phase of the International Centre for 3D Printing is to translate the vision of our wise leadership in the 3D printing domain by providing the latest advancement and the most solutions in the industry to meet the requirements of local and international companies in this sector. The centre can contribute the advantages of strategic location, high end infrastructure, created offices, warehouses, exhibition facilities, not to mention the integrated assist process which can enable companies to establish their business. The centre can host additional than 700 local and international companies to manufacture Dubai a significant hub of 3D printing advancement.” Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which aims to manufacture Dubai a global capital of 3D printing technologies by 2030, can focus on three significant sectors: Construction, Medical Products, Consumer Products.

The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy has five main pillars: Infrastructure, Legislative Structure, Funding, Talent and Market Demand.


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