Published on: 24-Jan-2017
Singapore Tonight (23 Jan., 10.30 pm): Insights into 3D printing
industry (4-mins interview)
Asst Prof Yeong Wai Yee, director of the Aerospace and Defence Programme at the NTU Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, gave her comments on the 3D printing landscape in Singapore. She said 3D printing is not new in Singapore, as academic research has been ongoing here for the last 20 years. What is exciting now is the concerted effort by the government to grow the sector and promote the technology in academia and industry. 3D printers are also being used in schools and the consumer space, particularly in teaching and prototype development.
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The Business Times: New cluster makes 3D printing more accessible
A national cluster has been set up to help companies tap into 3D printing. Speaking at the launch of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Ministry of Trade and Industry permanent secretary Loh Khum Yean noted that 3D printing has gone from being a prototyping tool to an essential technology that can raise manufacturing productivity. NAMIC comprises the research institutions of NTU, NUS and SUTD. A tie-up between NTU's Singapore Centre for 3D Printing and global inventions company Intellectual Ventures has produced a barcode for 3D printed products; with this, identifying data is embedded in the product during printing and can be scanned to verify the product's authenticity. Lead scientist Tran Anh Tuan, an assistant professor at the NTU Centre, said this identification is crucial as 3D printing expands into, for example, the health sciences industry.
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