SINGAPORE’S National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (Namic) will work with an international network to identify parts suited to additive manufacturing (AM), also known as industrial 3D printing, in sectors such as medical, transportation and logistics, construction equipment, aviation, automotive, and shipping.
Under a memorandum of understanding with Berlin-based Mobility goes Additive (MgA), signed on Tuesday at the seventh Namic Summit in Singapore, the collaboration will also facilitate tie-ups between AM players on both sides, including companies, institutions and research institutes.
“There is a lot of room for co-operation between our European network and the Singaporean SMEs (small and medium enterprises),” said MgA managing director Stefanie Brickwede. “We see Namic as a valuable gateway to the Asian market.”
Both NAMIC managing director Ho Chaw Sing and keynote speaker John Barnes, founder and managing director of The Barnes Group Advisors, stressed the importance of talent in the AM ecosystem’s development.
Source: The Business Times