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EDB woos MNCs to build up 3D printing industry

[SINGAPORE] The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) wants multinational companies to pick Singapore as the location for developing 3D printing and additive manufacturing applications for their businesses. "We're not ready to announce anything yet, but we're quite confident of being able to announce some good progress in that space soon," said EDB's managing director Yeoh Keat Chuan, in an...


3D printing the next big thing in manufacturing

3D printing firms are sprouting, and a recent seminar on the subject has drawn a warm reception. The buzz about 3D printing is so palpable that some quarters are touting it as a threat to traditional manufacturing. But those who know the technology better say that the capacity to produce three-dimensional objects out of a digital blueprint is unlikely to displace mass production. Collin...


Enter the morphing age with 4-D printing

"INTELLIGENT" clothes that change colour, furniture which assembles itself and surgical instruments that can morph to fit different hands may sound far-fetched. But research is now being carried out in Singapore that could turn these ideas into reality. The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is looking into 4-D printing, taking 3-D printing one step further by producing items...


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