Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March 2020:Immensa Technology Labs, the UAE’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company,which was launched based on the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a leading hub for 3D-printing technology by2030, has revealedthat it has witnesseda surge in demand for 3D printing due to the disruption in the global supply chain as a result of global economic challenges. Local, regional, and international companies have turned to 3D printing as an alternative source of procurement for spare parts and products.
Immensa has seen rapid growth of 3D printing demand by progressive companies who are switchingto the local production and procurement of spare parts using the most advanced additive manufacturing processes. This is in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ which enables companies to localise their supply chains and reduce their reliance on imports.
In his comments on the recent findings, Fahmi AlShawwa, CEO & Founder of Immensa Technology Labs,said: “Building two world-class, 3D-printing facilities, one formetal 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 ResearchTechnology and Innovation Park.”Themarket for 3D printing of spare parts in the UAE is expected to reach $600 millionby the end of 2023. Fahmi added “The eco-system in the UAE enabled us to build a world-class organisation and take charge ofthe production of metal and polymer spare parts and components for companies from across the world for their regional operations.
Immensa, which was established in Dubai in 2016,has operations in Sharjah and Kuwait,and willsoon be launching its Saudi branch. It started with four people and today boasts a team of more than 20 engineers, catering to companies from across Europe and the Middle East.
Al Shawwa continued: “The vision of HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum is being fulfilled, and the government is providing UAE-based companies with an opportunity to counter the disruptions taking place in global supply chains. This will keep them competitive andable to maintain their operations with minimal efforts.”
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