Expo 2020 Dubai to get special 3D-printing hub, says Sheikh Hamdan
25 May 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai is all set to get its first specialised 3D printing hub. The decision was announced by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, following an Executive Council meeting recently.
The 3D printing zone aims to attract entrepreneurs and investors to Dubai and provide opportunities for researchers to develop innovations using this technology. The creation of this specialised zone reflects the objectives of Dubai’s 3D printing strategy that was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to enhance Dubai’s position as global hub for 3D printing in collaboration with the private sector and raise its role as a key global player in shaping the future.
The Crown Prince said “By launching such initiatives we aim to achieve a quantum leap in the development of future-oriented industries that can have a significant positive impact on sustainable development. This initiative is also part of our efforts to reinforce Dubai’s position as global hub for future technologies and R&D. Today, we are launching the first specialised 3D printing zone to further support the implementation of Dubai’s 3D printing strategy and develop this technology in the local market.”