Companies in Singapore that have already adopted advanced manufacturing technologies in their day-to-day operations, now have a new space where they can learn and test new ways to improve their factories and products.
Creatz3D, a leading 3D printing solutions company, was among the list of exhibitors at the launch of The Model Factory, located at the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (Model Factory @ ARTC) on 23rd August, where they shared how their 3D printing solutions can help businesses reinvent themselves by bridging the technological gap.
The Model Factory boasts of 10 areas that will showcase different technologies that include a virtual manufacturing lab, a digitized assembly line, and an intelligent control room among others.
This new initiative aims to sustain Singapore’s competitiveness in the industry and technology innovation, especially with customers increasingly seeking customization or doing trend-based products.
Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr. Koh Poh Koon, said at the facility’s opening that the Government has committed and pledged $3.2 billion from 2016 to 2020 to develop research and technological capabilities in the advanced manufacturing and engineering domain. He hopes that the facility can help homegrown companies, especially the small- and medium-sized ones, to innovate, grow, scale up, and reap the benefits of digital technologies.
The facility at ARTC is the second model factory initialized by A*Star, with the first located at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SimTech) in one-north which was launched last October.