With the future world of manufacturing changing rapidly, Singapore’s manufacturing sector is poised not just for resilience, but also for growth. Singapore’s manufacturing community has been gearing up for Industry 4.0, with a growing number of technologies available to the manufacturing sector. With our rich knowledge base, conducive business environment, smart nation infrastructure, precision engineering, and creative and technical design capabilities, we are able to empower manufacturers on their next step. To allow visitors to explore these exciting possibilities, the SMF led a virtual Singapore Pavilion with Enterprise Singapore at the Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC (ITAP) this year. The third edition of ITAP is also the SMF’s third time running the Singapore Pavilion at ITAP. The ITAP was held from 20 October to 22 October 2020, with some 20 local companies showcasing their offerings under the jointly led virtual Singapore Pavilion. Visitors to the virtual Singapore Pavilion saw companies presenting their latest technologies such as Universal Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, and additive manufacturing solutions.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered his opening address during ITAP 2020’s opening ceremony. This ceremony was attended by 100 onsite attendees in Singapore and broadcasted on ITAP’s online platform.

ITAP is catered to an international audience – manufacturers all over the world could adopt these technologies presented by our local companies to embark on their Industry 4.0 transformation journey. On the same week, the SMF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HP Singapore Pte Ltd (HP) to provide 3D-Printing-as-a-Service to the manufacturing community in Singapore. This collaboration will promote thought leadership in additive manufacturing as well as talent development for Singapore’s manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries. SMF members who want to increase their company’s agility through additive manufacturing can now take advantage of HP’s expertise in Industrial 3D printing, which is delivered through HP’s 3D-Printing-as-a-Service model. The MOU signing was announced on the SMF’s exhibitor page on the ITAP platform. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ITAP saw over 5,000 registered attendees from countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and India.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Pavilion was moved to the digital sphere

Some 20 local companies were housed under the virtual Singapore Pavilion at ITAP 2020.

The SMF signed a MOU with HP to provide 3D-Printing-as-a-Service to the manufacturing community in Singapore.