SINGAPORE - Two universities are joining forces for the first time to explore new technologies in 3-D design and printing, a field that is emerging in Singapore.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) said on Friday that they have set up a joint lab to drive research in the field of 3-D printing.
The joint lab - called the Visualisation and Prototyping Lab - consists of existing facilities, such as 3-D printing equipment, on their campuses.
For a start, four PhD students - two from each school - will undertake research projects in the lab, having access to both schools' facilities and two supervisors, one from each school.
A total of $1 million has been pumped in by both institutions to fund the students' projects and their four-year scholarships.
The lab will allow users to leverage on both schools' strengths.
"NTU has a history in rapid prototyping, 3-D printing and material science, and SUTD's part is research from a design perspective," said Professor Kristin Wood, SUTD's head of "pillar" or faculty for engineering product development.