Additive manufacturing (AM) is a global disruptive technology transforming many industries due to increased creativity in product design, easier production, reduced cost, and expedited on‐demand manufacturing. Many UAE industrial and governmental sectors started employing AM due to the Dubai Strategy in making it the world’s 3D printing hub by 2030. Our main objective is to introduce state‐of‐the art‐technology for Industry 4.0 in the UAE by establishing an Advanced Digital and Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center as a strategic advanced manufacturing center at KU to cater the needs of the aerospace, healthcare, construction, defense, water, and energy sectors. The ADAM Center will serve as an R&D and educational facility in the area of AM and will be a platform to provide support to industries across the UAE. This will be fulfilled by adapting an integrated approach combining a full suite of digital design, modeling/simulation, fabrication, characterization, experimental testing, and analysis facilities.