Jumbo Group launches Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC, opens first 3D application development centre in Middle East

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Staff Report

Jumbo Group, a leading diversified business in the UAE, has announced a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC. The Group also inaugurated a 3D application development centre in the Middle East at an event attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy at the newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.

The Group was originally inspired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai and his vision for Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. Soon after the announcement, the company engaged with a leading global business consulting firm to conduct a study and launched its 3D Printing Division in 2017 followed by a partnership with envisonTEC and HP Inc. recently.

The company today announced a state-of-the-art facility that also includes an HP 3D printing demo centre based on its HP Multi Jet Fusion technology as well as several other 3D products aimed at Dental, Architectural and various other applications. The facility will pave the way for easy adoption of 3D printing technology for various entrepreneurs in the UAE who are interested in launching business ventures with this technology but are limited due to the lack of technical know-how, or business planning support in the start-up. The facility also houses equipment for post-processing, finishing and painting of finished products.

Arvind Agrawal, Head of Jumbo Group said: “Jumbo’s 3D application development centre will not only serve as a proof of concept for early adopters but will also act as an initiative to develop a community of collaborating professionals involved in 3D Manufacturing in the UAE. We will shortly announce partnerships with several 3D Printing Bureaus who will be joining this community. The objective is to pool the knowledge, design capability, skills and resources to create an echo system for faster adoption of 3D Printing Technology in the country”.

The new Jumbo 3D application development centre will offer a range of services including training, business consulting for young entrepreneurs, proof of concept development, product design assistance as well as financing options for developing a business around 3D manufacturing. In the coming months, Jumbo will expand its range of 3D printers to include latest technologies for colour, metal and Concrete; to further enhance its leadership in the 3D Printing based manufacturing in the region.

This latest venture by Jumbo Group is in line with Dubai’s strategy to embrace 3D printing and harness new technologies to drive economic growth in the UAE. Since the company was founded, Jumbo has mirrored this vision through investments in emerging technology across its business verticals. This has helped cut costs and redefine productivity across various sectors. -abdulbasit@theuaenews.com