menu

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC, part of Jumbo Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive awareness about 3D manufacturing technology. It should also be noted that on October 2018, Jumbo Group has unveiled a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC. During the same time, the Group inaugurated a 3D application development centre in the Middle East at an event which was attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, director of Dubai Future Academy at is newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME and Arvind Agrawal, CEO, Jumbo Group, signed the MoU in the presence of senior dignitaries from both organisations.  

The partnership will allow Dubai SME to benefit from Jumbo’s 3D technology and solutions and provide members with ongoing training and mentorship. Dubai SME members will have access to Jumbo’s 3D printing facility to manufacture parts and apply 3D printing technology across target industry segments, including architecture, healthcare, education, automotive and other sectors. It will also help potential SME members to incubate 3D printing business with Jumbo.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME, said: “The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is transforming the manufacturing process in many sectors. We are proud to partner with Jumbo 3D Manufacturing for a deeper understanding of how 3D printing can be leveraged to enhance productivity. It’s a significant step in line with our efforts to embrace tech innovations and Industry 4.0, and our members stand to gain substantially from this transfer by way of technology transfer opportunities.” 

Al Janahi added that Dubai SME is committed to collaborate with government and private entities towards adopting digital and smart solutions that would help accomplish Dubai’s goal of a sustainable and knowledge-based economy. "Our collaboration with Jumbo Group is also part of our strategy to enhance the competencies of our national enterprises, advancing them to higher levels of f productivity and global competitiveness."

Arvind Agarwal, CEO, Jumbo Group, said: “We are delighted to partner with Dubai SME to share our technical know-how and expertise with their members and showcase the potential of 3D printing technology to small and medium business enterprises in the emirate.

He added: “When we established Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC in 2018, our goal was to help support and strengthen the UAE’s plans for 3D manufacturing and offer guidance and mentorship to leverage 3D printing to any business looking to implement the technology – and we are pleased to be able to fulfil this vision through Dubai SME.”

3D printing technology can be applied across several different sectors, and Jumbo plans to eventually cover a gamut of services, including 3D plastic printing, 3D metal printing and finally 3D construction printing. Jumbo uses state-of-the-art 3D printing technology to boost the demand for 3D manufacturing in line with UAE and Dubai’s vision to become a global hub for 3D printing by 2030.