3D Printing Exhibition and Conference UAE which will take place during 20 and 21 of May 2015 in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center is the first 3D printing event to be held in the Middle East.
According to the organizer, Entraine Ltd the event will portray the most updated, cutting edge technology on cost effective manufacturing process that has wide applications in various sectors including electronics, plastics, chemicals, aerospace, jewelry, automotive industry, defense, education, and healthcare, to name a few.
Top global brand such as Microsoft, Xerox and Omni 3D are among exhibitors.
Top notch experts from NASA including Anjan Contractor co-inventor of 3D food printer for NASA’S long duration space missions and Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis director of craft, USC and NASA innovative advanced concepts (NIAC) fellow are delivering presentations during the event.
The major supporters of the event are CEIMO and UK’s 3D Printing Association. CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries; the association brings together 15 national associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs.
CECIMO covers more than 99% of the total machine tool production in Europe and 30% worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of over €22 billion in 2012. More than three quarters of the production in CECIMO countries is shipped abroad, whereas half of it is exported outside Europe.
As a major financial hub within the region, UAE is poised to explore and adopt the technology in the coming years, whilst a handful of private multinationals with local presence have already invested in the technology seeking cost benefits and customized manufacturing.