DUBAI / WAM
Dubai Holding has launched 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 make Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030.
The project, at Dubai Industrial City, will create a suitable atmosphere and provide the appropriate infrastructure to bring under one roof a network of design and technology suppliers as well as factories. It will include research centres and laboratories for testing materials used in 3D printed products within an integrated environment dedicated to serve construction, medicine, and consumer products sectors. It will also involve the academic sector, which will add innovation and educational value to this initiative through research and development.
The new project aims to build 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 offering special laboratories for 3D printing. Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Investments, said, “The launch of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum comes in line with the vision and strategic directions of Dubai to support innovation and future industry.”