Dubai Metro to source 3D printed parts

RTA-Siemens tie-up to 3D print Dubai Metro parts

DUBAI 31 August 2017: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai and Siemens have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that seeks to extend 3D printed sources of spare parts for Dubai Metro and increase their availability, reduce obsolescence issues and enable getting improved parts with better performance and increased features.

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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,” said Younes.

“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,” von Curland said.

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.

By Angel Chan

Dubai Gazette