UAE: Investment holding company, Dubai Holding has launched an “International Centre for 3D Printing” at Dubai Industrial City. The project will follow the directives of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, a citywide initiative to make Dubai an international destination for 3D printing by 2030.
Just last week, the initiative to launch Dubai 3D Printing Strategy was taken by Dubai that could see 25% of all Dubai buildings 3D printed by 2030. And taking the next step in the same direction, Dubai Holding has launched an International Centre for 3D Printing at Dubai Industrial City, the recently built “city within a city” near the Al Maktoum International Airport, consisting of numerous warehouses and office spaces.
The new facility is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has expressed his wish to transform Dubai into a 3D printing hotbed over the next two decades as part of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. The strategy will focus on three major sectors: Construction, Medical Products, and Consumer Products.
“The establishment of the International Center for 3D Printing by Dubai Holding will enable us take the first steps towards achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make Dubai a global centre of 3D printing technology,” commented Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation.
Dubai Holding hopes that the new facilities will attract big-name 3D printing companies, entrepreneurs, and independent research teams, that will be supported by a number of integrated services. Professional training and storage solutions will also be offered at the premises.
“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,” said Abdullah Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Industrial City. “The Centre will host more than 700 local and international companies to make Dubai a major hub of 3D printing technology.”