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Immensa: strengthening its capabilities

Immensa: strengthening its capabilities



Immensa expands with two 3D printers

The firm now offers a total of 10 3D printing systems and has also inaugurated its material testing and processing division by installing new high-tech testing equipment

March 2018

Immensa Technology Labs, a leading additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company in the UAE, has expanded its state-of-the-art 3D printing facility with the addition of two new industrial-scale printers.

The company can now offer its clients a total of 10 3D printing systems and has also inaugurated its material testing and processing division by installing new high-tech testing equipment.

Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa Technology Labs, said: “As part of our strategy to strengthen our capabilities in providing mechanical and industrial 3D printed parts, we are delighted to be significantly enhancing our facility for the benefit of our clients.

“We believe in the extraordinary potential of AM and its benefits across all fields of business, where it can reduce cost, redefine productivity and fuel innovation. In line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’, we are proactively promoting the adoption of AM by providing new, industrial 3D printing solutions to organisations across the UAE, while also driving the development of this new technology at our new material testing and processing division.”

Immensa’s state-of-the-art facility now houses 10 3D printing systems and offers over 30 materials for production. It is equipped to build and manufacture production quality parts, components and one-off prototypes for customers across a variety of industries using a wide range of advanced technologies including Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereo lithography (SLA), Extrusion (FDM), and Material Jetting.

Immensa’s highly specialised, multi-disciplinary engineers collaborate closely with businesses by providing integrated digital and mechanical design and multi-material manufacturing solutions.

The company also offers full consultation on the integration of 3D printing into manufacturing processes.

 

3D Printing Institute

Last December, the first of its kind academic and training provider that is focused exclusively on 3D printing launched its 3D printing Institute in Dubai, UAE, to support the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’.

I3DPI which is the first licensed institute of its kind was established to provide a platform to educate, provide training, and certify individuals in the various aspects of additive manufacturing, according to the company.

I3DPI was launched to support 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, by providing a unique platform for advancing AM knowledge and skills across the region, it said.

I3DPI’s 22 specialised courses cover a wide array of subjects related to 3D Printing and range from basic level to more advanced sector and application specific topics. Courses to be offered include ‘Introduction to AM’, ‘AM Materials’, ‘Architectural Design for AM’, ‘AM Process SLS’, ‘Innovation in AM’, ‘Topology Optimisation Design’, ‘AM Integration into Traditional Manufacturing’ and the ‘Economics of AM’, among many others, it added.

The programme will be led by a skilled set of UAE-based lecturers and trainers, as well as visiting experts from across the world.  I3DPI is an open platform institute and will host courses by 3rd party international organizations as well as its own certified courses. In addition to the courses offered to professionals, there will be collaboration with UAE based academic institutions as part of I3DPI.

Alongside its comprehensive range of courses, I3DPI will provide a job marketplace and networking opportunities for graduates and professionals seeking roles in the sector, or organisations seeking new employees with AM experience.

During the second phase of the initiative, I3DPI will strengthen its position as the region’s foremost 3D printing institute by launching an e-learning portal to further facilitate the dissemination of skills and knowledge throughout the AM sector.

Al Shawwa, speaking on behalf of I3DPI, said: “In line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’, I3DPI has been established to support the progress of this sector in the region by providing aspiring and established AM professionals with opportunities to enhance their skill-sets and career opportunities, gain an understanding of how to integrate AM into traditional manufacturing processes, and acquire a solid base of AM knowledge to drive future innovation.”

“We hope to become the point of reference for anyone hoping to expand their professional knowledge and skill set in AM across the region,” Al Shawwa added.




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