Aerospace sector pushes for 3D technology

Collaboration to speed up development, use of technology to boost products and cut costs

Aeroplane models (left) printed with 3D technology. The aerospace industry in Singapore wants to tap this technology, which will allow components to be produced in a single piece, instead of having to assemble different parts.
Aeroplane models (above) printed with 3D technology. The aerospace industry in Singapore wants to tap this technology, which will allow components to be produced in a single piece, instead of having to assemble different parts.PHOTO: REUTERS

Local aerospace firms and other organisations are joining forces to bolster Singapore's role in the fast emerging area of 3D technology.

The collaboration - the first such initiative here - involves nine parties, comprising government agencies, industry bodies and private companies, accelerating the development and use of additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Aerospace sector pushes for 3D technology'. Subscribe