UAE technology lab sees surge in demand for locally manufactured 3D printing

Published: 12 March 2020 - 12:22 p.m.
3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has reported a surge in demand for 3D printing.

Local, regional, and international companies have turned to 3D printing as an alternative source of procurement for spare parts and products, due to the disruption in the global supply chain as a result of global economic challenges.

That's the view of the firm, which was launched based on the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the UAE as a leading hub for 3D printing technology by 2030.

Fahmi Al Shawwa, CEO and founder of Immensa Technology Labs, says: “Building two world-class, 3D-printing facilities, one for metal 3D printing and another for polymers, in such a short period, is a testament to the dynamism of the UAE and our various partners, including Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park.”

The market for 3D printing of spare parts in the UAE is expected to reach $600 million by the end of 2023, he adds.

Immensa, which was established in Dubai in 2016, has operations in Sharjah and Kuwait and will soon be launching its Saudi branch.

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