Taiwan institutes collaborate for 3D printing programme
Taiwan’s National Applied Research Labs (NAR Labs) and China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) have come together to establish a strategic partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) in Singapore. An international cooperation signing ceremony was held recently where the parties jointly announced that they will collaborate on a range of 3D printing initiatives focused on bio-medical applications. Singapore had announced plans in 2013 to invest S$500 million ($380 million) in 3D printing under a Future of Manufacturing scheme. NAMIC is a national programme initiative in Singapore, led by NTUitive, the Innovation and Enterprise Company of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), to translate upstream 3D printing research in universities and Institute of Higher Learnings (IHLs) into downstream commercial applications, as well as lower barriers for companies to incorporate additive manufacturing technologies into their core businesses.