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HP, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), have officially opened the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab with 3D printing technologies.
Inaugurated at NTU Singapore earlier this week, this lab offers skills development programs aimed at training others in additive manufacturing and digital design. Furthermore, new design software tools are being developed by the lab for material optimization.
Mike - Regan - Director - HP-NTU - Digital
Mike Regan, Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab spoke with 3D Printing Industry about the type of technologies being developed at the newly established facility. “HP’s voxel control allows designers to break objects down to the smallest nuances of shape, color, and function and apply them with microscopic precision, creating endless possibilities,” Regan told us.
“THESE TOOLS ALLOW US TO SPECIFY A COMBINATION OF PROPERTIES IN THESE VOXELS, ACHIEVING THE DESIRED STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, AND WEIGHT IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE APPLICATIONS.”
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Official Opening of the HP-NTU Corporate Lab. (From left) NRF Singapore Executive Director Lim Tuang Liang; NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Prof Lam Khin Yong; HP Inc CTO Shane Wall; HP Inc Chief Technologist, Print, Glen Hopkins. Photo via NTU Singapore.
The HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab was first announced in 2018 with an estimated value of $84 million. It is HP’s first university laboratory collaboration in Asia and its largest university collaboration worldwide. This lab also follows the company’s decision to set up its Singaporean headquarters at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC).
Aim - Research - Development - HP-NTU - Digital
With aim of supporting research development, the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab has a particular focus on 3D printing as well as new materials and applications, such as advanced polymers, 3D bioprinting of tissues and 4D printing. Over 60 researchers and engineers are also exploring AI, cybersecurity, and machine learning, i.e., developing self-correction systems for 3D printers.
Elaborating on the work within the lab, Regan said,...
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