Overview of R&D Themes

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Pioneering Industry 5.0

The Singapore Manufacturing 2030 Vision envisions manufacturing becoming smarter, greener, and more connected. ARTC collaborates closely with public agencies, institutes of higher learning, and industry on four strategic R&D themes through enabling knowledge-based and data-driven manufacturing with human augmentation technologies to prepare and sustain a future ready workforce. 

The four themes are:
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Next-Gen Manufacturing Processes 

Advancing additive manufacturing and multi-material processing to improve product performance in extreme environments and sustainability. ARTC is developing technological capabilities in these areas: 

  • 4D additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive machining and surface engineering
  • Hybrid and multi-materials manufacturing
  • MedTech manufacturing
  • Extreme environment manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing Industrialisation
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Autonomous Manufacturing

Enabling harmonious human–AI–machine collaboration for human-centric workforce augmentation. ARTC is developing technological capabilities in these areas:

  • Smart and flexible robotics
  • Hyper automation and interoperability
  • Intelligent product verification
  • Industrial digital twin and metaverse
  • Cyberphysical production system

Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Intelligent Product Verification
Smart Virtual Systems

Net Zero

Net Zero Manufacturing 

Tackling climate change through life cycle engineering for sustainable manufacturing.

ARTC is developing technological capabilities in these areas:

  • Circular micro-factories
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Knowledge-infused remanufacturing
  • ReMan X
  • Decarbonise manufacturing processes
  • Energy and resource-efficient manufacturing

Remanufacturing Process Technology
Smart Remanufacturing Systems
Sustainable Operations Management and Design

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Resilient Value Chain 

Enhancing visibility, flexibility, collaboration and control for strengthening resilience of value chains.

ARTC is developing technological capabilities in these areas:

  • Collaborative supply management
  • Continuous last-mile logistics
  • Unified commerce
  • Disruption-proof supply chains
  • Resilient and localised supply chain development
Digital Supply Chain