Last week I visited Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore.
I had a meeting at the School of Engineering. So first I got showed the CNC-machine park what looked to me
a bit like the demo centre of a CNC machine supplier. I have been to the DMG demo centre in close to my
hometown in Germany and it looked very similar. Though a very impressive set-up of machinery for all kind of applications.
However the more exciting part and actual reason for my visit was the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre.
The lab is equipped with multiple polymer and three powder bed based laser direct metal systems.
Two systems from Concept Laser (M2 &M1) and as well an EOS M270 systems. I got assured there will be more equipment installed soon.
The research is industry project driven to provide manufacturing solutions rather than blue sky research.
The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre also focuses on to up-skill industry for the use of Additive Manufacturing technologies.
The part time Specialist Diploma for precision Engineering [Additive Manufacturing] is designed to enable people in industry to catch up with this technologies. Participants of the course will be quipped with skills to take an idea from the concept, through the design phase to the ready product manufactured using AM technologies. What a great program.