NTU Singapore and Thai Giant PTTGC to Develop New 3D Printing Materials for Automotive Industry

Prof Lam Khin Yong (right), NTU Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research) at the signing of the MOU in Bankgok. Photo from PTTGC website

Prof Lam Khin Yong (right), NTU Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research) at the signing of the MOU in Bankgok. Photo from PTTGC website

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) and Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) will collaborate to develop advanced 3D printing materials for the next-generation automotive industry.

These new materials can be used to 3D print vehicle components that improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, therefore fostering sustainable growth.

Mobius2010 bannerThe two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Bangkok, Thailand.

NTU’s signatory, Professor Lam Khin Yong, Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research), said, “This partnership is very timely, especially when many countries are developing advanced manufacturing technologies to make more complex components, yet with a greener carbon footprint.

“With the combined expertise of NTU in translational research and innovation, and the industrial application experience of PTTGC, I am sure that we will be able to achieve new technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs.”

Mr Supattanapong Punmeechaow (left), PTTGC President & Chief Executive Officer believes that the partnership will create synergy for faster innovation. Photo from PTTGC website

Mr Supattanapong Punmeechaow (left), PTTGC President & Chief Executive Officer believes that the partnership will create synergy for faster innovation. Photo from PTTGC website

Co-signatory Mr Prasert Bunsumpun (left), PTTGC Chairman. Photo from PTTGC website

Co-signatory Mr Prasert Bunsumpun (left), PTTGC Chairman. Photo from PTTGC website

Signing on behalf of PTTGC is Mr Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Our company is leveraging its research and development competencies as one strategic arm for growth and sustainability. Thus, we collaborate with both domestic and international external partners to attain timely commercialisation. Under the current Thailand 4.0 Policy, Thailand is moving towards an innovation-driven economy. Both PTTGC and NTU Singapore have mutual interests and complementary strengths, creating synergy for faster innovation.”

The two partners kicked off the partnership by inking a research collaboration agreement on the same day that details the research focus.

Under a newly-signed MOU, NTU Singapore and PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) will develop advanced 3D printing materials for the next-generation automotive industry. Photo from PTTGC website

Under a newly-signed MOU, NTU Singapore and PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) will develop advanced 3D printing materials for the next-generation automotive industry. Photo from PTTGC website

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