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S$60 million smart manufacturing lab to be established in Singapore

Adrian M. Reodique | Sept. 20, 2017
The facility will develop advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing of aero-engine components, as well as robotic and automatic solutions.


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Singapore will be the home of a planned joint lab that will develop smart manufacturing technologies.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), technology company Rolls-Royce, and Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) have signed a five-year collaboration programme that will see the establishment of the S$60 million-worth joint lab.

The facility will develop advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D industrial printing) of aero-engine components, as well as robotic and automatic solutions.

The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) and A*STAR will thus help test the new technologies for aerospace industry. These technologies will then be rolled out on Rolls-Royce and SAESL's facilities.

Rolls-Royce operate across five businesses, namely: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear, and Power Systems. Meanwhile, SAESL provides engine overhaul, component repair and engine test services.

"This partnership is a significant milestone in Singapore's push for adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies - such as the additive manufacturing (3D industrial printing) of complex aero-engine components, as well as advanced robotic and automatic solutions - by the local industry," said Professor Tan Sze Wee, executive director for Science and Engineering Research Council of the A*STAR. 

 

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