‘3D printing to soar to new heights in MENA’

3 d printing medner1 Pixabay3D printing is more versatile than traditional printing techniques. (Image Source: mebner1/Pixabay)The 3D printing industry is poised to soar to new heights in the MENA region, said the organisers of the upcoming SGI Dubai 2017, according to a report in TradeArabia

SGI Dubai 2017 is a tradeshow for the signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industry which will next be held from 15-17 January 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

International Expo Consults chairman Abdul Rahman Falaknaz said, “The 3D printing revolution is one of the most formidable components of the printing industry.”

He added, “3D printing is more versatile than traditional printing techniques. This industry has evolved over time although today there is a wealth of 3D technologies although in its nascent stage has innovated to come up with some of the finest end products. However, it is very important for the players within the 3D printing industry to educate their target audience on the key benefits of this technology. This is a new technology and requires a serious amount of education if this industry has to progress at a rapid pace. The research and development investment is high within this industry and it has to be put to the right use through proper knowledge and information transfer.”

The world’s first fully-functional 3D office building in Dubai, billed as ‘Office of the Future’, is a great case study for the world. 3D printing technologies have the capacity to tap into many sectors, especially construction, healthcare and consumer products among others.

International Expo Consults CEO Sharif Rahman said, “Several mega projects in the GCC region are in various phases of construction, ahead of global mega events, particularly the World Expo 2020 in the UAE and the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Despite the oil prices and challenging market conditions, the Middle East market is upbeat when it comes to 3D printing technology. This sector is expected to remain buoyant as both private and public sector increases investments into this technology.”

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