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Launch of Digital Ecosystem of Model Factories Initiative

The new initiative aims to digitally connect smart factories and prepare companies for Industry 4.0.

Jointly launched by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR’s) Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association (SPETA), the Digital Ecosystem of Model Factories Initiative will target to drive digital connection of smart factories.

This includes A*STAR’s own Model Factory @ SIMTech and Model Factory @ Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (Model Factory @ ARTC).

13 organisations signed memoranda of understanding with SIMTech and SPETA today to join the Digital Ecosystem of Model Factories Initiative. They are ABB, Alcon Manufacturing and Logistics, ARTC, Commune Lifestyle, Fong’s Engineering and Manufacturing, Makino Asia, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Sanwa Plastic Industry, Schneider Electric, Siemens, SMT Technology and Temasek Polytechnic.

Given that the approach to manufacturing often differs from industry to industry, this platform provides an opportunity for companies to discover new approaches to digital manufacturing and explore how they might be applied in their own factories for higher productivity. It also encourages SMEs to learn from MNCs and vice versa. [APBN]