He said that much of the recent discussion around 3D printing has revolved around the consumer piece, but much more can be done on the manufacturing end and for businesses that rely on the production of parts. These include construction sites, factories, and home parts suppliers such as washing machine makers, he said. UCT decided to buff up its 3D printing capabilities in Singapore in order to reach manufacturers in Asia faster, said Lev.
SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia’s largest commercial 3D printing facility opened on Monday morning in Singapore.
The factory, owned by Ultra Clean Holdings (UCT), will provide services for both businesses and consumers, and targets aerospace and medical sectors.
He said the new facility is able to print in 17 materials, including precious metals like gold and brass, and ceramics:
UCT is a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides contract manufacturing services including assembly, machining and welding. It first opened its Singapore office, which also functions as its Asia-Pacific headquarters, in end-2008. Read more…