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The future of advanced manufacturing is here

From making cocktail trays for planes to 3D metal printing and using data analytics, manufacturers are getting a transformative boost with programmes from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Manufacturing has been the topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the past two years. And for good reason.

Its white paper, "Manufacturing Our Future: Cases on the Future of Manufacturing", published in May last year, points out that an industrialised nation's economy largely depends on its manufacturing sector.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2017, with the headline 'The future of advanced manufacturing is here'. Subscribe