Saint-Gobain is working alongside two construction companies to create a research and development laboratory specifically for 3D concrete printing. This first reflects the Group's desire to roll out 3D printing worldwide.
Singapore-based construction 3D printing company Hamilton Holdings has teamed up with Saint-Gobain and Ang Cheng Guan Construction (ACG) to establish Hamilton Labs Additive Manufacturing & Robotics Hub and to drive 3D concrete printing and digital technologies and advanced manufacturing methodologies.
In the collaboration, Saint-Gobain will take on the role of exclusive materials supply and R&D innovations in the additive manufacturing space. Saint-Gobain’s well-established track record in building materials make them an ideal partner in the Hub. Ang Cheng Guan Construction brings with them a wide spectrum of building and construction experiences as well as a pipeline of developments that are designed to adopt additive manufacturing methodologies.
Separate MOUs have been signed in November 2019 by Hamilton Holdings, Saint-Gobain and ACG, with the Hub as an eco-system for academic research, industrial, and government entities to work together to encourage the growth in building and construction technology innovations and to promote the adoption of additive manufacturing methodologies in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region.
The Hub’s goals are in line with the Government’s commitment to supporting Singapore companies in adopting advanced manufacturing technologies and methodologies and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan. Furthermore, working closely with Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), led by NTUitive, the Hub will lead a robust innovation and advanced manufacturing ecosystem to support developments in construction 3D printing.
Saint-Gobain's commitment to this project is also an opportunity to prove its willingness to be a leading player in the development of 3D printing in construction (read the Story).
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