May 22, 2015 | By Lilian

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety solutions company, said on Thursday it will invest some S$8 million to open a Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Singapore.

The new center will address critical gaps in the industry through four key areas. First, it will provide advanced training curriculum to speed up adoption and readiness of a strong AM workforce. Next, the center's validation programs will address AM material and process qualification. Third, the center's advisory services will provide best practices on AM fast to production and AM part acceptance. Lastly, research will be conducted at the center to inform standards development.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), it will have the opportunity to collaborate with local research institutes and industry partners such as the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing and the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre.

"UL's Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence will play a catalytic role in helping our industrial companies strengthen their manufacturing competitiveness. This global center is also aligned with Singapore's vision to be the advanced manufacturing hub of Asia that drives the development of disruptive technologies such as Additive Manufacturing and robotics," said Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of EDB.

Over the next several years, the facility's four technical service areas will support and expand Singapore's already well-established 3D printing infrastructure. The center is expected to employ 10 additive manufacturing technical experts.

 

 

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Skip Dees wrote at 5/23/2015 12:58:51 AM:

UL is offshoring? Wonderful. Another kick in the shins from UL to US manufacturers. With friends like UL who needs enemies?



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