Siemens has launched its Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center (AMTC) in Singapore to provide guidance, support, and training to companies in South East Asia on their journey of adoption, transition, and transformation towards advance manufacturing. AMTC is the first-of-its-kind, three-in-one competence center that combines a Digital Enterprise Experience Center (DEX), an Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC), and Rental Labs – creating a one-stop advance manufacturing ecosystem that addresses operational transition.
The DEX showcases Digital Enterprise solutions that enable companies to create digital twins of their envisioned advance manufacturing plants, so that they can simulate, optimize, and evaluate manufacturing operations before constructing the actual manufacturing environment. It also provides manufacturing design consulting. The AMEC is where companies can experience hands-on exposure to an advance end-to-end additive manufacturing production line supported by AMTC’s ecosystem of technology partners. It fills the gap between additive manufacturing R&D and commercialization by letting companies carry out prototyping, supported by on-site additive manufacturing experts. Meanwhile, the Rental Labs (Additive Manufacturing) provide affordable access to the latest industrial design software and high-end additive manufacturing printers as well as post-processing equipment – allowing companies to do low-volume 3D printing for proof of concept, and testing of such production line before deciding if they want to invest in additive manufacturing infrastructure.
Siemens, through the AMTC, is also partnering with SkillsFuture Singapore to roll out a six-month additive manufacturing training under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme. The program equips mid-career job seekers with skills in additive manufacturing and digitalization to move into roles such as Programmable Logic Controller engineers and automation engineers, so as to better support the current wave of industrial companies undergoing digital transformation.
Singapore has been gearing up in adopting Industry 4.0 model to enable digitalization and automation of its processes, enhancing its efficiency and long-term competitiveness on the global stage. In July 2020, Bosch launched its first Industry 4.0 training program in Singapore through the Bosch Rexroth Training Center (BRRTC) that aims to train technicians and engineers to be ready for the factory of the future.
(Sources: Bosch; Economic Development Board Singapore)