IF YOU want to make small numbers of parts and products for testing, for instance, 3D printing may be more cost- and time-efficient than the conventional prototyping processes.
At the recent Keep It Going: By Design discussion on New Materials In Our Lives organised by STORM.SG panelists discussed issues around how new materials influenced their work and pastimes.
Panelists hailed from various industries: Mahendran Reddy, Deputy Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster; Audra Morrice, Chef and MasterChef Singapore presenter; ultramarathoner Abimanyu Shunmugam; and the CEO of BeLive live-streaming app Kenneth Tan.
Embracing New Materials
In discussing the benefits of 3D printing, Reddy talked about the various types of products that are being developed that will reshape how we will embrace new things in our foreseeable future.
From furniture to body parts and food, the opportunities seem limitless. But it’s still in the developmental stages and the technology for 3D printing and 4D printing will continue to evolve.
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