US tech and engineering giant Emerson officially opened its Global Additive Manufacturing Centre in Singapore on 24 March 2017. The state-of-the-art facility will help spur innovation to address customers' engineering design challenges and accelerate the speed to market for new, rigorously-tested products.
The Singapore centre will also strengthen Emerson's additive manufacturing programme, which was launched three years ago with the opening of its first additive manufacturing technology centre in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA. Together, the Marshalltown and Singapore centres will actively work on research & development and pilot production services for all Emerson businesses around the world.
In conjunction with the launch of its additive manufacturing centre in Singapore, Emerson has entered into a five-year research collaboration agreement with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Postgraduate students from NTU will be able to get real-world training in additive manufacturing at the Emerson centre and carry out product research projects.
Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of EDB, said: "We are pleased to partner with Emerson in the opening of its new additive manufacturing centre, which will help enhance Singapore’s standing as an internationally recognized hub for high-tech manufacturing excellence. This global centre will not only raise our international competitiveness, but also contribute towards the grooming of skilled Singaporean talent in the area of advanced manufacturing."