Emerson opens an advanced additive manufacturing center at its Singapore campus with the goal of spurring innovation and accelerating speed to market for new, rigorously-tested products, according to the company. This is reportedly Emerson’s second location to have additive manufacturing capabilities (making 3D objects from a digital model).
Additive manufacturing significantly accelerates the testing of multiple versions of a prototype product or part, and promises to greatly simplify the production supply chain, according to Emerson. Through this center, Emerson will be using additive manufacturing technologies to produce special customized and application-specific parts and products which it claims are impossible with traditional technology.
The Singapore center serves to strengthen Emerson’s additive manufacturing program, which was launched three years ago with the opening of its first additive manufacturing technology center in Marshalltown, Iowa, the global headquarters for its Fisher products. Together, the Marshalltown and Singapore centers are actively working on research and development and pilot production services for all Emerson businesses around the world, according to the company.
Singapore was reportedly selected for this additive manufacturing center because of its strong manufacturing ecosystem, favorable business climate, excellent transportation linkages, an educated workforce, good universities and robust intellectual property protections. Emerson also enters into a five-year research collaboration agreement with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Postgraduate students from NTU will be able to get real-world training in additive manufacturing at the Emerson center and carry out product research projects.
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