Thursday 21 February 2019

Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Youne and Alexander Biron von Curland

Dubai RTA, Siemens sign 3D printing alliance

DUBAI, August 31, 2017

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority and Siemens have partnered in a bid to seek to extend the sources of spare parts for the Dubai Metro and increase their availability, reduce obsolescence issues and enable getting improved parts with better performance and increased features.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) is an additional step that will practically enhance RTA’s already applied 3D printing initiative, a statement said.

Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency signed the MoU for RTA and Alexander Biron von Curland, senior executive vice president, Mobility, Siemens Middle East signed it for Siemens.

“This step would certainly consolidate RTA’s constant efforts to back up Dubai’s endeavours in becoming the world’s smartest city in three years, which would definitely contribute to make the residents of Dubai, its visitors and tourists happier and more satisfied,” said Younes.

“Joining forces with an international prestigious company such Siemens would certainly empower RTA to realize its technological targets and innovation objectives as per the timeline scheduled for the evolvement of 3D printing technology at the maintenance operation of the Rail Agency,” Younes added.

Von Curland said: “We are proud to be working with the RTA to advance industrialized 3D printing in Dubai, in line with the emirate’s vision to be the world’s smartest city. Siemens has been a pioneer of 3D printing worldwide, and this digital technology is changing the way we design and manufacture spare parts for mobility systems such as metros.”

RTA’s Rail Agency rolled out during the second half of 2016 the utilization of 3D printing technology on the Dubai Metro.  The team of the Rail Agency Maintenance Department succeeded to print parts for the metro’s subsystems. – TradeArabia News Service

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