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Dubai looks to become trailblazer in 3D printing by 2030

Posted by Irish Manluctao on July 25, 2016
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Dubai government launches ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ which leads Dubai Holding to announce International Centre for 3D printing

If there is a new cutting edge technology in the market that can substantially upscale the lifestyle of people and benefit them in various ways, Dubai would be the first city to adopt it. The emirate has always had a flair of technological advancement in all fields of life. After the advent of 3D printing and discovery of its various uses, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’.

The new strategy is a unique global initiative aiming at utilising technology to serve humanity and promoting the status of Dubai as a leading hub of 3D printing technology by 2030. The strategy came as a part of Dubai’s quest to achieve global leadership in the adoption of future innovations targeted at launching initiatives that could benefit people across the globe.

The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy has five main pillars, namely: Infrastructure, Legislative Structure, Funding, Talent and Market Demand.

While launching the new initiative Sheikh Mohammed said, “The future does not wait for those who hesitate and slow down. The next stage requires us to act fast and utilise the opportunities. A few days ago, we launched the Dubai Future Agenda and we have started to implement it through a number of initiatives and strategies which add value to humanity and our national economy.”

“The future will depend on 3D printing technologies in all aspects of our life, starting from houses we live in, the streets we use, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear and the food we eat,” he added.

Dubai’s key goal is to ensure that 25% of buildings in the emirate are based on 3D printing technology by 2030 and the government plans on raising this percentage with the development of global technology as well as growth of market demand. Dubai’s rulers believe that 3D printing technology is capable of transforming the construction sector by lowering costs and reducing time taken to complete projects.

Dubai Holding launched International Centre for 3D printing

Following the footsteps of Dubai’s rulers, Dubai Holding has launched the International Centre for 3D printing in order to realise Sheikh Mohammed’s aim of making Dubai an international destination for 3D printing by 2030.

Per reports, the project would be located at Dubai Industrial City and would create a suitable atmosphere and provide the appropriate infrastructure to bring a network of design and technology suppliers and relevant factories all under one roof.

The centre would also 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. Not just that, Dubai Holding also plans on involving the academic sector with the new centre and add innovation and educational value through research and development.

The International Centre for 3D Printing further aims at building a network of distinguished 3D printing companies and attracting entrepreneurs and innovators to the emirate. The initiative would also target international enterprises locally and globally by offering special laboratories for 3D printing and providing them with professional training, facilities, storage solution and other logistical support to strengthen this sector.

 SOURCE:http://blog.bayut.com/dubai-looks-to-become-trailblazer-in-3d-printing-by-2030/