Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Chief Executive, SRTIP Image Credit: Supplied

Sharjah’s Research and Technology Park (SRTIP) is host to the latest and most advanced 4'h industrial manufacturing (4IM) equipment and is rapidly becoming established as a meeting place for global R&D leaders.

The park will commence its active new phase by converting a 5,000 square foot area into one of the world’s leading M2 printing machines centres. The focus will primarily be on metal printing, a domain that has garnered attention recently due to rising demands from firms globally who acknowledge metal 3D printing’s serial production potential.

SRTIP Chief Executive Hussain Al Mahmoudi said, “The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park is aligned with the UAE’s 10-year strategic plan to position the country as a global industry leader.”

Al Mahmoudi added, “The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park is a regional and global centre of R&D excellence, and we look forward to offering partners world-class 3D printing facilities utilising cutting-edge technologies.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to global supply chains and a wide range of industries now seek 3D printing manufacturing solutions that offer vastly improved resilience and flexibility compared to traditional manufacturing processes.

“We believe the 3D printing facility we are creating will be optimally positioned to meet this demand and to drive significant value for clients and partners”.

A freezone in which 100 per cent foreign company ownership is permitted, SRTIP promotes research into renewable energy, water management, environmental technology, transport and logistics, production, design and architecture, and digitalisation solutions.