2018 News Release
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
SIMTech and Hitachi Metals Establish
SIMTech–Hitachi Metals Additive Manufacturing Joint Lab
On October 1, 2018, the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Hitachi Metals) established the SIMTech-Hitachi Metals Additive Manufacturing Joint Lab based on an agreement signed by both organizations pertaining to the establishment of a joint research body dedicated to metal additive manufacturing.
Mr. Koji Sato, Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Metals
at the signing ceremony on July 19, 2018
To play a central R&D role in Asia, Singapore is actively encouraging collaborative research and field-testing projects involving the government, businesses and research institutes. Metal additive manufacturing R&D led by SIMTech is one of the areas of focus under this initiative.
Hitachi Metals conducts R&D in metal additive manufacturing technologies, and metal powders employed in additive manufacturing at its Global Research and Innovative Technology Center (GRIT), a new corporate research lab established in April 2017 to drive the creation of new, next-generation businesses that will accelerate the company’s medium and long-term high-tech material R&D to serve society and realize sustainable growth. Hitachi Metals also actively pursues an open innovation model in partnership with domestic and overseas research institutes, academic institutions, and businesses.
SIMTech-Hitachi Metals Additive Manufacturing Joint Lab is tasked with driving the development of next-generation metal additive manufacturing technologies by combining SIMTech’s world-leading metal additive manufacturing capabilities, and high-tech materials manufacturer Hitachi Metals’ metal powder development know-how. It is anticipated that the new joint R&D body will further promote open innovation, and give birth to market-leading products and solutions.
About the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) develops high-value manufacturing technology and human capital to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore’s manufacturing industry. It collaborates with multinational and local companies in the precision engineering, medtech, aerospace, automotive, marine, oil & gas, electronics, semiconductor, logistics, and other sectors.
SIMTech is a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). With a pool of more than 450 researchers, we are committed to serving the manufacturing industry to develop the human, intellectual, and industrial capital in Singapore.