Sharjah: The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP), one of the region’s vibrant technology parks, has displayed a variety of technologies for the manufacturing sector in the 18th SteelFab Exhibition.
A significant number of entrepreneurs, investors, and industrialists visited the SRTIP booth where they learned about integrated technological systems that are upending conventional ways because of the innovations like 3D printing and additive manufacturing, one of the SRTIP’s key focus areas.
The fourth industrial revolution is integrating digital technologies into the industry in a number of fields, through the use of advanced robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and self-driving vehicles. SRTIP teams were available to explain the integrated work system for smart industries that is being developed in collaboration with international companies as part of the goal to accelerate the fourth industrial revolution.
A team from the Sharjah Open Innovation Laboratory (SOILAB), one of the key components of the SRTIP, highlighted its function as a manufacturing incubator for start-ups and innovative companies, as well as a team from the Middle East Center for Additive Manufacturing, described how it is assisting the UAE in its efforts to establish itself as a hub for 3D printing on a global scale.
The visitors were introduced to SRTIP’s goal of becoming one of the biggest and most technologically advanced 3D printing platforms in the area by working with significant international specialised corporations, like General Electric, to develop an additive manufacturing unit. Other businesses in this field include 3DTIV Tech, a division of Modest Company Group, which offers a variety of goods and services to businesses in the MENA region, including customers in the construction, oil, and gas industries.
The SRTIP team also highlighted the innovations of its partners and technical developers, led by Marcys Robotics, the regional factory for robots as well as developer of automation solutions, technologies and artificial intelligence systems, as per the report.
Mr. Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTIP, stated that, “As Sharjah is considered an incubator of the largest number of industries in the UAE, it was important to develop advanced technical systems to support this vital sector and prepare for smart transformation. SRTIP is fulfilling that role by providing a platform for experimenting and technology implementation, and serving as a hub for global developers and researchers to support the industrial sector and move it into future technologies. Our participation in SteelFab allowed us to interact face to face with industry players and explain our role.”