MPA to launch on-port additive manufacturing facility in Singapore

The MoU signing ceremony. (L-R) Steen Brodsgaard Lund, SSA Councillor and Chairman of SSA Technical Committee, Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, Ho Chaw Sing from NAMIC, Choy Sauw Kook, Assistant Chief Executive and Director-General, Quality and Excellence, Enterprise Singapore, Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA. Image via MPA The MoU signing ceremony. (L-R) Steen Brodsgaard Lund, SSA Councillor and Chairman of SSA Technical Committee, Lam Pin Min, Ho Chaw Sing from NAMIC, Choy Sauw Kook, Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA. Image via MPAThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Transport of Singapore Government, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) relating the country’s application of additive manufacturing in maritime.

The first MoU is signed with Port Singapore Authority International Pte Ltd (PSA), one of the largest port operators in the world, Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), and metal additive specialist 3D MetalForge Pte Ltd.

In the second MoU, the MPA enters into an agreement with NAMIC and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).

Realizing the potential of 3D printing in the maritime industry, Ong Kim Pong, PSA’s Regional CEO Southeast Asia, said, “I am heartened that PSA, alongside MPA, NAMIC and 3D MetalForge can be pioneers in developing this technology for use in our industry,”

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