Muscat – The first 3D printer made in Oman and its production line were launched at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, under the patronage of HE Dr Saif bin Abdullah al Haddabi, undersecretary for research and innovation at the ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI), in the presence of a certain number of senior officials, directors and managers.
The first 3D printer made in Oman was launched thanks to a strategic cooperation between the company 3D Factory and the Makers Oman Center of the Innovation Park Muscat of MoHERI.
It is a high-quality, precise and ultra-quiet printer that keeps pace with rapid advancements in object manufacturing and prototyping technologies as well as the conversion of ideas into tangible masses of products. It is hoped that the 3D printer will help support the national economy as well as penetrate local and global markets.
Moosa al Amri, CEO of 3D Factory, said: “This launch has taken place to keep pace with the growth seen in 3D printing in the world in general and in the Sultanate in particular, and to meet the needs scientists from interested parties, including manufacturers. , students and researchers – in the production of prototypes or commercial manufacture.
He pointed out that the printer is characterized by an ability to resume printing in the event of a power failure or sudden power failure, in addition to its ability to print with most modeling and engineering materials with a Reduced time and effort, in addition to the availability of a high definition touchscreen that helps make the experience easy for all groups with just one click.
He also explained that a team of programmers from the company are currently working on making Arabic the main language of the printer, with the possibility of changing languages.
3D Factory was established in 2017 and comprises nine young Omanis working full time, with high academic qualifications and various technical skills, including mechanical engineering, space engineering, mechatronics and robotics, as well as finance, accounting and human ressources.
It is a company specializing in 3D printing and its technologies, production and mass production, and the creator of the largest printer farm in the Sultanate.
Makers Oman Center covers an area of approximately 1,200 m² and includes the latest apparatus, equipment and interactive working techniques, which are supervised by specialist engineers who are young Omanis.