A Defining Moment & Show of Force at NAMIC Emerging Applications Summit

The Singapore Army turned up in force at NAMIC’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Summit recently, adding a dash of colour and vitality to the event and stealing the show from luminaries from around the world with their signing of an MOU with the hosts. “The MOU will allow SAF to leverage on NAMIC’s 3D printing technology for rapid in-house prototyping of parts for military use, as well as gain access to its extensive network of research and industry partners. We will […]

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Opportunities – How To Use AM For Manufacturing Success

There are four tactical paths to deploying Additive Manufacturing into your design, production and delivery process. Here is how you can do it. When Additive Manufacturing (AM) – also known as 3D printing –  was first introduced in the 1980s, it was the stuff of science fiction and fantasy and Hollywood pictured its variants subsequently in movies ranging from Darkman to The Fifth Element and Jurassic Park. During the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s, artisan production was replaced by large-scale […]

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5 Ways 3D Printing Helps With Investment Casting

Investment casting is one of the oldest manufacturing methods available, developed over 5500 years ago in Egypt and China and is still commonly used to create metal pieces today. 3D printing has complemented it well, proving that even reliable, time-tested techniques can benefit from new technology. Common parts manufactured by this process include dental fixtures, gears, cams, ratchets, jewellery, turbine blades, machinery components and other parts of complex geometry. Investment casting is precise, but it is also time consuming and […]

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Project: Generation – Ginkgo3D’s First Young Student Designer Award

Meet the Designer Graduating soon from Raffles Design Institute, Jia Yin is a keen jewellery designer. She is also recognised as the first “Young Student Designer” on Ginkgo3D and one of the three winners of the Raffles x Ginkgo3D Design Contest 2017. At the age of 20, she has already made countless beautiful jewellery pieces, and has now ventured into making jewellery using 3D Printing. Her hobbies include playing the guzheng, sports, music, travel, and reading. This is her project: Project: Generation Family treasures and well-preserved antiques form […]

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7 Gifts On Santa’s List You Should Buy For Christmas

Christmas is about the spirit of giving. You might be looking for something extra-special, a one-off piece that none of your friends has. Finding unique gifts can be tough and frustrating, but 3D printing can help you ease your worries this Christmas. Here, we’ve selected some of our favourite 3D printed gifts for you to customise and personalise to wow all your loved ones this holiday season and for any other occasions to come. There’s something for everyone! 1) Customisable Monogram […]

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