Singapore’s NAMIC joins ASTM International’s Global AM Center of Excellence

October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018

Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) is to join ASTM International’s Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) as a strategic partner. ASTM International recently launched the centre to support research & development that advances AM standards.

The strategic partnership statement was signed Dr Ho Chaw Sing, NAMIC Managing Director, and Dr Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International’s Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Programs, at NAMIC’s Global Additive Manufacturing Summit, part of Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific, a Hannover Messe event.

Under the partnership, NAMIC will coordinate the centre’s R&D and related activities for the Asia-Pacific region, while also investing up to SGD$2 million (nearly $1.5 million) in the first two years. The partnership is ASTM International’s first in Asia, and is expected to support R&D and standardisation activities that will help drive the commercialisation of cutting-edge AM technologies in Singapore’s leading sectors, such as aerospace, maritime and offshore, as well as logistics and fabrication.

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with ASTM International,” stated Dr Sing. “We look forward to catalysing crucial research that helps establish technical standards, guiding Additive Manufacturing into the future for Singapore, Asia and the entire world. Our investment into the centre’s regional-based activities will support the implementation of AM technologies globally.”

“We are thrilled that NAMIC will be leading the Asia-Pacific’s efforts to drive advancements and innovation in Additive Manufacturing on a global scale,” added Dr Seifi. “NAMIC’s leadership in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul, maritime and offshore, and other industries will complement the centre’s capabilities, and we are pleased to welcome additional investments in this world-class partnership which will accelerate standardisation in this fast-growing field.”

Founding partners of the centre are Auburn University, NASA, EWI, and the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. NAMIC and the U.S. National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) are the first strategic partners to join the centre since its foundation.

October 30, 2018

About Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine

Metal AM magazine, published quarterly in digital and print formats, is read by a rapidly expanding international audience.

Our audience includes component manufacturers, end-users, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, researchers and more.

In addition to providing extensive industry news coverage, Metal AM magazine is known for exclusive, in-depth articles and technical reports.

Our focus is the entire metal AM process from design to application.

Each issue is available as an easy-to-navigate digital edition and a high-quality print publication.

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap