Dubai’s UAE city has unveiled the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance. This is a special premiering initiative that makes a full network of government bureaus, 3D printing firms and academic institutions in the UAE and also across the world. The alliance was revealed on Monday by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).
The recently unveiled AM Strategic Alliance aims to set up the Middle Eastern City as the top centre for additive manufacturing by developing a network of products, services, and supplies in several industries to attain a greater level of self-sufficiency.
Speaking about this, Hamdan bin Mohammed tweeted the following:
“Today we launched the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance to provide a platform that unites all entities working in this vital sector. Our goal is to accelerate the adoption and use of this emerging technology to support all governmental, economic, health and scientific sectors in Dubai and the world. Through the Alliance and in cooperation with 3D printing companies, we will enhance our industrial capabilities, secure our basic needs and create new production lines based on the employment of future technology. We will also create a strategic virtual network jointly with the private sector in order to ensure immediate response to local needs during crises and achieve self-sufficiency.”
So many other things are included in this alliance. Dubai will set up a district committed to the growth, experimenting, and distribution of additive manufacturing technologies. Further, the district will include research centres, startups, international firms, business accelerator programs, and applied engineering companies all devoted to additive manufacturing in a certain manner.
Also, the center will allegedly host the biggest warehouse in the area for the distribution and storage of additive manufacturing products and materials.
The new 3D Printing Strategic Alliance forms upon the present Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, that was unveiled in 2016. The objective is to speed up the enactment of 3D printing around major industries such as healthcare and construction.
The latest association will unite several organisations in Dubai, as well as:
- The DFF, the Dubai Municipality
- The Dubai Health Authority
- Dubai Electricity
- Water Authority and Dubai Police
- Roads and Transportation Authority
- Khalifa University
Higher Colleges of Technology and also 10 international and regional additive manufacturing firms.
The initial level of the 3D Printing Strategic Alliance will centre on raising production abilities for medical supplies and tools in the UAE. This is all via the establishment of additive manufacturing production channels. The purpose of this aspect is to set up a regionally manufactured medical equipment stock for key medical staff. This objective appears like a straight reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, that has witnessed severe strain put on worldwide medical supply lines.
Actually, a section of Dubai’s mission is to establish a strategic network that may respond to the needs of different sectors in crisis situations. This is by allowing the public-private collaborations and utilizing improved production technologies. Also, the alliance will take a key role in the supporting of approvals for additively manufactured products to encourage stakeholders to attain high productivity levels.