International Centre for 3D Printing launched in Dubai

Samuel Huron flickr 3d printingThe centre will host more than 700 local and international companies aimed at making Dubai a major hub of 3D printing technology. (Image Source: Samuel Huron/Flickr)Dubai Holding has launched the International Centre for 3D Printing at Dubai Industrial City with a view to make Dubai the global destination for 3D printing by 2030

The centre aims to bring together a network of design and technology suppliers as well as factories under one roof. It will also offer services, professional training, facilities, storage solution and other logistical support to strengthen this sector. It will house research centres and laboratories for testing materials used in 3D printed products.

The initiative will focus on the construction, medicine and consumer product sectors, according to Dubai Holding. 

Dubai Industrial City CEO Abdullah Belhoul said, "The next 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 technology and the best solutions in the industry to meet the requirements of local and international companies in this sector. The centre will offer the advantages of strategic location, advanced infrastructure, developed offices, warehouses, exhibition facilities, not to mention the integrated support system that will enable companies to establish their business.”

The Dubai 3D printing strategy, announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, earlier this week, states that the use of 3D printing in the emirate’s construction sector is expected to rise to 25 per cent by 2030. The 3D printing strategy is estimated to add US$300bn to the world economy by 2025.

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