A*STAR – Agency for Science, Technology and Research
The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) provides a collaborative platform for companies to work together on industry ready solutions which can cut across the supply chain and help accelerate adoption. The centre follows an already well-established UK model which provides strong support from the public sector. Our specialized core team is complemented by additional technical support from research institutes and academia.
With a purpose-built 9400m2 facility, the centre is committed to supporting its member companies in accelerating the development of solutions as well as bringing new technologies to industry.
ARTC works with companies which encompasses MNCs and OEMs, equipment providers and SMEs on developing industry-ready solutions. Through a collaborative platform which include the supply chain, both development and implementation can be accelerated.
We offer a wide range of technologies and processes under 6 technology themes – Additive Manufacturing Industrialisation, Advanced Remanufacturing, Advanced Robotic Applications, Data-driven Surface Enhancement, Intelligent Product Verification and Smart Manufacturing.
Our capabilities in advanced remanufacturing and manufacturing allows for speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Based on a consortium framework, it drives commitment from both industry members and ARTC as active strategic partners. ARTC offers various opportunities for industrial collaboration, including one-to-one projects, multi-party projects, service projects as well as consultancy services.
ARTC works with a wide range of industry partners such as IHI, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, as well as across different market sectors to develop and increase technological competencies in remanufacturing and manufacturing.
In-house capabilities include large format 5-axis machining of aerospace alloys, laser cladding for large components, robotised deburring, and advanced NDE techniques for defect detection as well as additive manufacturing for titanium and nickel-based alloys. In addition, we have a dedicated 200 square metre metrology facility hosting a variety of equipment including a robotised fringe projection system, coordinate measurement machine, three X-ray diffraction systems for residual stress measurement as well as a comprehensive suite of surface measurement equipment. Our capabilities also include Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, allowing for digital twinning on shop floors and remote repair assistance.
ARTC also houses a Model Factory, developed to be a Factory of the Future, allowing companies to testbed new concepts and technologies before implementing them in their own organisations. This will help accelerate adoption of digital technologies in the Singapore manufacturing industry and prepare companies for their digital journey in the face of Industry 4.0.
The ARTC is the first centre in Asia to adopt an industry-led public private partnership model. This allows companies to work in a collaborative environment to develop solutions across the supply chain. Projects can either be single company or can include partners such as OEMs, as well as equipment, material and software providers.
Dr David Low
Mr Nicholas Yeo
Dr Andy Lee
Business Development Director