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The 3D printing scene has been steadily gaining traction here, as there are many 3D printing-related events or competitions held around Singapore. As we progress forward into the future, our country is starting to find ways in harnessing and capitalizing this lucrative technology to develop its status as a niche for addictive manufacturing technologies.
In 2013, Nanyang Technological University’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (NUS MAE) hosted the very first 3D printing competition in Singapore, which was followed by another successful first 3D printing festival in that very same year. The event attracted many local and overseas students to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 as the news spread pretty quickly among the 3d printing community around the world. The objective of the festival is to inspire artists and engineers to embrace technology to improve our lives as well as fuelling the creative energy of young people around the world. It is to also showcase the countless possibilities of 3d technology and a glimpse of its capabilities in the near future ahead.
This led to a trend for small startups and companies to start organising 3d printing events around Singapore. For example, companies such as Funbie Studios and Makers United organise 3D printing meet-ups frequently as an avenue to share, learn and guide anyone who is interested in the wonders of 3D printing. Not to mention schools such as Republic Polytechnic organized a 3D printing competition to commemorate an important milestone for this year’s SG50. These events not only promote the awareness of the availability and viability of 3d printing but also encourage both consumers and companies alike in adopting this innovative technology.
As Singapore makes its way into the 3d global printing scene, our country manages to attract some of the major international 3d printing events such as Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo and the International Bioprinting Congress and Singapore would continue to show support for such events by hosting it annually. Attendees were able to learn and discover various business applications, learn the latest techniques and developments, add valuable contacts to their network from top industry experts and influencers. Discussions are also held to explore different ways how to apply addictive manufacturing in meeting the commercial and industrial needs in various industries such as product development and rapid prototyping.
The Juic3D IT team is keen to show support for more of such local 3D events in the future by helping out and organizing fun events that reach out to the community through carnivals and roadshows. We are happy to share about our knowledge and hope that through this way more people of all ages can learn about 3D printing and its beneficial uses.