Abu Dhabi has launched a 3D printing strategy to help solve crimes, furthering its position as a 3D printing capital.
According to reports from Emirates News Agency, the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi Police will be applying 3D printing to help in handling of evidence. For example, 3D printed dioramas could help thoroughly asses a crime scene, or communicate to the court a series of events. A similar initiative has been set up in the U.K. by the West Yorkshire Police and, in Cascade County, Montana the police are applying 3D scanning for crime scene investigation.
Brigadier Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Director of the Criminal Evidence Administration, hopes to make 3D printed models that are valuable in training exercises, and customer service activities that promote the force. The new 3D printing initiative is part of Abu Dhabi Police’s 2057 Plan for a city powered by technology.
From 3D printed buildings to the millions of dollars available to startups, the UAE is committed to becoming a world leader in cutting-edge technology. Many of the activity has been localized in Dubai through the Future Accelerators fund, efforts by the Roads and Transport Authority, and inauguration of the Smart Buildability Index.
In March 2017, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and GE Additive signed an MoU committing to a project for advancing the UAE’s commitment to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and accelerating its status as a hub for 3D printing by 2030.
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