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Dubai Holding to Launch International Centre for 3D Printing

Following the announcement of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy, that sees 25% of buildings 3D printed by 2030, Dubai Holding is about to launch the International Center for 3D Printing.

Located at Dubai Industrial City, the center aims at providing a hub for 3D design and technology suppliers and factories as well as research facilities in order to build a network of companies in the additive manufacturing sector. The location offers 3D printing laboratories that are supposed to target entrepreneurs and innovators along with international enterprises, while it also provides services, professional training, facilities, storage solution, and other logistical support.

Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy sees the UAE’s capital as as global center for 3D printing technologies by 2030, focusing on construction, medical products and consumer products.

“The launch of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum comes in line with the vision and strategic directions of the emirate of Dubai to support innovation and future industry”, said Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, group chief executive officer of TECOM Investments. “The world is experiencing significant demand for 3D printing technologies which are set to play an important role in developing basic industries such as real estate. We will work on providing a suitable environment for specialised companies and attracting innovative minds by offering the required infrastructure that match the aspirations of the wise leadership. We believe that the new strategy will be a vital element in creating support for Dubai’s key role in the area of 3D printing,” Dr Al Rustamani added.

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