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Dubai Holding unveils Int'l Centre for 3D Printing

The facility will be situated in Dubai Industrial City, and is expected to serve the Emirate's construction 3D printing industry once operational

Dubai's Ruler recently unveiled the Emirate's 3D Printing Strategy. [Image: Twitter/HHShkMohd]
Dubai's Ruler recently unveiled the Emirate's 3D Printing Strategy. [Image: Twitter/HHShkMohd]

Dubai Holding has launched the International Centre for 3D Printing after the Emirate's 3D Printing Strategy was unveiled earlier this week. 

The launch is in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030.

The project, at the city's 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 the construction, medicine, and consumer products sectors.

Remarking on the development, Dr Amina Al Rustamani, group chief executive officer of TECOM Investments, said: "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."

Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy is particularly relevant to the construction sector considering that the strategy aims to 3D print 25% of buildings in Dubai by 2030.

This will create a huge demand in the market and offer large investment opportunities for companies and investors locally, regionally and globally, he added, according to Dubai Media Office.

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