Digital Shot in the Arm Sharpens Competitive Edge for Abrasive Engineering
Abrasive Engineering (AE) is a local manufacturing SME that makes sandblasting and shot peening machines, and provides such services, for the aerospace, marine, automotive and oil and gas industries in Singapore and globally.
Since 2013, AE has collaborated with A*STAR to stay competitive for the future. It tapped on A*STAR’s Model Factory* to digitalise the shot peening process of its machines, and developed new products through co-innovation with A*STAR’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), and started developing long-term growth strategies under A*STAR’s Operation & Technology Roadmap (OTR) programme^. AE is forging ahead with innovation for continued success. Let’s take a look at the ways this SME is driving innovation in its business!
* A*STAR’s Model Factory Initiative provides real-time manufacturing environments that allow companies to learn from, and test new industry 4.0 technologies
^ A*STAR’s OTR programme helps companies chart and strategise technology priorities aligned to their developmental goals
~ A*STAR’s T-Up Scheme seconds A*STAR scientists and research engineers to aid in local SMEs’ R&D projects for up to two years. They share product development strategy, aid innovation in business processes, and assist companies to develop innovative products