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3D Printing Olymiad in UAE

Fifty different innovative products, all designed, and 3D printed by school going students from across the UAE were the hallmark of the second 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB recently in Dubai.
The top award in the competition went to a 15-year old Grade X student from GEMS Millenium School – Sharjah, who had developed a working model of a humanoid robot – almost complete with its torso and head.
Another winner Mumukshya Baitharu from primary school segment presented an interesting concept where she had redesigned a chess board and replaced the chess pieces with prominent and historical towers within the UAE.
More than 150 entries were submitted from students of various schools across the UAE, of which only 50 managed to reach the

GIC's success with Mutoh in the Middle East

Adding another feather in their cap, Graphic International Centre LLC.(GIC) recently sealed a landmark deal of two Mutoh ValueJet 1638X 3M machines in the Middle East Region. The Mutoh 3M ValueJet 1638X printers were sold to one of the major production centres in the region who is also a certified 3M Converter.
In 2016, GIC has received an Award from Mutoh ‘Best performing reseller for Mutoh textile printers for the period 2011-2016’ attributed for outstanding performance as a Mutoh authorized

Sharjah University hosts workshop to promote 3D printing research

Sharjah University hosts workshop to promote 3D printing research. The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently held a three-day workshop on robotics and 3D printing in the construction industry to present potential opportunities in research and development in construction. The workshop was held at the university where AUS senior students showcased some of their best 3D printing projects. Finland’s Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Mauritania says there’s no paper for printing independent newspapers

Mauritania says there’s no paper for printing independent newspapers. Independent newspapers in Mauritania say they’ve been doing without print editions for more than a week, allegedly because of a financial crisis at the government’s only official printing press. The reported lack of funds means there’s not been enough paper for all media outlets, so the press has printed only two official newspapers. Chouf TV said the Al-Akhbar newspaper was among those affected, while the government-aligned

Paperworld Middle East to have industry seminars

Paperworld Middle East to have industry seminars, ‘Green Room,’ and Gift Articles section. Paperworld the region’s trade fair for the paper, office supplies, and stationery industries, is preparing for a big year in 2018, as more than 300 exhibitors get ready to boost business prospects in the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, its popularity can be attributed to the globally recognised Paperworld brand, while the strategic location in Dubai

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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.