3D Metalforge’s New Industrial 3D Printing Facility in Singapore Is Equipped with 21 Ultimaker 3D Printers

Ultimaker & 3D Metalforge collaborate to launch an industrial FFF printing facility in Southeast Asia, Singapore.  

The new facility will offer industrial-grade, fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing from Ultimaker’s professional S-Line 3D printers, providing a complete ecosystem of certified 24/7 printers, engineering materials, 3D print fleet management and 3D print preparation software.

The Singapore-based facility will meet the increasing demand for 3D-printed parts for clients across several industries including the defence, maritime, medical, and the oil and gas industries.

Following its partnership with the Material Alliance, an open platform that consists of more than 45 brands and 150+ material types, 3D Metalforge decided to invest in 21 Ultimaker 3D printers, expanding therefore its offering and ability to meet new demands from the market.

The company also integrates metal 3D printing equipment including Multi Jet Fusion, Selective Laser Melting that can produce high quality metal parts up to 1.5metres in size, and at a speed of up to 750g/hour. Furthermore, three years ago, the company received the ISO9001:2015 certification for achieving consistent and high quality standards in AM.  

We deal with clients from blue-chip companies that have stringent criteria on the production of end-use parts. It is thus imperative that we invest in reliable FFF 3D printers that can meet our needs and benchmarking standards“, said Mr Matthew Waterhouse, CEO of 3D Metalforge. “Ultimaker also has an open solution that allows us to work with over 150 materials. This has enabled us to experiment and/or print with the most suitable material, depending on customers’ needs. Furthermore, I am pleased with the excellent after-sales support that I have received to date,” Mr Waterhouse added.

The launch of this facility has also helped 3D Metalforge realise and manage the local, distributed additive manufacturing vision with Ultimaker’s Digital Factory software platform, a remote 3D print fleet management system. This means that the company could potentially divert its production capability from Singapore to its upcoming facility in the US, or vice versa, to meet customer demand. This serves to create a more sustainable and agile supply chain.

 As part of its expansion plans and upcoming projects with its customers, 3D Metalforge is looking to recruit eight trainees from The SGUnited Traineeships Programme as well as add another four engineers to its team. Through this programme, 3D Metalforge seeks to build a workforce with future-ready skills in AM, which is poised to take a more prominent role post-pandemic.

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