New university opens $3m lab at interim campus
On any given day at the interim campus of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), engineers and architects can be seen working alongside each other to turn ideas into reality.
In a 1,000 sq m laboratory, a variety of aids are available for students and researchers to create physical prototypes of their designs.
The tools for creation range from woodwork and metalwork workstations to 3-D printers that enable real-life prototypes to be mechanically produced from designs that are input into a computer.
The $3 million fabrication laboratory was officially opened yesterday at the interim campus in Dover Road. It is modelled after a laboratory at SUTD's American partner university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).