Jumbo Group, a leading diversified business in the UAE, has announced a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of Jumbo 3D Manufacturing.
The group also inaugurated the first 3D Farm in the Middle East at an event attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, director of Dubai Future Academy, at its newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area, said a statement from the company.
The Jumbo Group was originally inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his vision for Dubai, which led to the launch of the 3D printing strategy.
The company engaged with a leading global business consulting firm to conduct a study and launched its own 3D Printing Division in 2017. This was followed by a partnership with EnvisionTEC and HP to fulfil the 3D manufacturing goals in the UAE.
The company today unveiled a state-of-the-art facility with HP 3D Printing Solutions based on its Multi Jet Fusion technology as well as several other 3D products aimed at Dental, Architectural and various other applications.
The facility will pave the way for easy adoption of 3D printing technology for various entrepreneurs in UAE who are interested in launching business ventures with this technology but are limited due to the lack of financing, technical know-how, or business planning support. The facility also houses equipment for post processing, finishing and painting of finished products.
Arvind Agrawal, head of Jumbo Group, said: “Jumbo’s 3D Farm will not only serve as a proof of concept for early adopters but will also act as an initiative to develop a community of collaborating professionals involved in 3D Manufacturing in the UAE.”
“We will shortly announce partnerships with several 3D printing bureaus who will be joining this community. The objective is to pool the knowledge, design capability, skills and resources to create an eco-system for faster adoption of 3D printing technology in the country,” he said.
The new Jumbo 3D facility will offer a range of services including training, business consulting for young entrepreneurs, proof of concept development, product design assistance as well as financing options for developing a business around 3D manufacturing.
In the coming months, Jumbo will expand its range of 3D printers to include the latest technologies for colour, metal and concrete to further enhance its leadership position in the 3D printing-based manufacturing in the region.
This latest venture by Jumbo Group is in line with Dubai’s strategy to embrace 3D printing and harness new technologies to drive economic growth in the UAE. Since the company was founded, Jumbo has mirrored this vision through investments in emerging technology across its business verticals. This has helped cut costs and redefine productivity across various sectors, it stated.
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