Collaboration for 3D printing

ARBURG and Nanyang Technological University

21.06.2022
ARBURG Singapore has signed Master Research Collaboration Agreement with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) to support advances in polymer pellet-based 3D printing. This collaboration serves two objectives: firstly, to pursuing collaborative research and development activities by undertaking 3D pallet-based polymer research projects under a joint innovation research partnership for mutual benefit. Secondly, to using of pallet-based open system for solving current and future industry problem.

Collaboration between one of the worlds leading high-end injection molding manufacturer and top ranking university
Mr. David Chan, Managing Director ARBURG ASEAN said, “This collaboration gave ARBURG access to one of the world’s best experts in research and technology in additive manufacturing. Our primary goal through this partnership is to work towards a long-term vision to develop a self-sustainable ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Singapore.”
Nanyang Technological University is ranked 19th place among the world’s top universities as per the QS World University Rankings 2022. NTU is home to several world-class research institutes – Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.
The agreement was signed at the NTU Administration Building by Mr. Chan and Prof Lam Kwok Yan (Associate Vice President – Strategy and Partnerships, President’s office), in the presence of Prof Paulo Bartolo (Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing) and Ms. Lim Wei Yen (Manager for Additive Manufacturing, ARBURG).

Adoption of additive manufacturing standards and advancement in areas of education and research
“ARBURG freeformer 300-3x is pallet-based open system. This will drive the adoption of additive manufacturing in the industry, prototyping new products, and focusing on new product development,” said Ms. Lim.
“With this partnership between SC3DP and ARBURG, we hope to leverage on each other’s expertise and form a close synergy to advance additive manufacturing technology beyond its current limitations and to conduct innovative and high-quality research in the area of pellet-based material jetting additive manufacturing”, said Prof Bartolo.
Through this collaboration, ARBURG and NTU will seek to foster excellence in research and innovation across all the opportunities that exist within, NTU - joint research projects, PhD programs, short courses and many other areas. ARBURG will bring together the relevant expertise and standard development process to help resolve the key manufacturing challenges we face today through Additive Manufacturing technology.