Singapore opens Southeast Asia’s largest 3D printing facility

Singapore, Sep 28 (IANS) The largest commercial 3D printing facility in Southeast Asia was opened in Singapore on Monday, capitalising on the rapid rise in demand for such services.

Launched by Ultra Clean Asia Pacific (UCT), which develops and supplies systems for the semiconductor industry, the UCT Additive Manufacturing Centre will target business sectors such as aerospace, dental and medical, Channel News Asia reported.

It will offer services for consumers as well.

“The establishment of UCT’s additive manufacturing facility reflects Singapore’s progression towards advanced manufacturing and engineering,” said Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director of the Economic Development Board, which supports the facility.

Lavi Lev, senior Vice President of Asia Division at UCT, added that 3D printing allows individuals and small companies to manufacture parts with no capital equipment investment.

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