A*STAR is home to a comprehensive suite of Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities, spanning design and software, materials, process, post-processing, and equipment. A*STAR’s strengths in AM lie in its ability to pull together these multidisciplinary capabilities across Research Institutes for meaningful programmes and projects, and is focused on the manufacturing of high value industrial components.
Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility
To establish Singapore’s leadership in the emerging area of Industrial Additive Manufacturing, A*STAR has partnered with EDB to set up an Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility (IAMF). IAMF is one of the facilities under Tech Access and houses a range of state-of-the-art AM equipment to support and grow AM technologies-based manufacturing activities. Through IAMF, companies may identify opportunities to leverage AM technologies to improve their production processes and operations.
A*STAR’s robotics efforts are aligned to the aims of the National Robotics Programme (NRP) by supporting public and private sector needs through R&D projects focusing on aerospace and M&O sectors, autonomous vehicles, and security. Through close partnership with public sector agencies and industry partners, A*STAR have developed capabilities in mobility, manipulation, human robot collaboration, perception, mechatronics actuation & system, intelligence, learning & adaptation. One example is the Robot Operating System Industrial (ROS-I) Consortium Asia Pacific, which aims to assist the manufacturing sector in optimization of production line with incorporation of advanced ROS capabilities.