Singapore Now Home to Largest 3D Printing Factory in South East Asia
What had initially begun as an Ultra Clean Holdings (UCH) office in Singapore in late 2008 materialised into the first 3D printing factory of South East Asia on Monday. This office also has a second function of operating as the Asia Pacific head-quarters of the company.
The printing factory had been made semi-functional by November of last year. Now it is fully prepared for commercial, and consumer and business related 3D printing. Printing would be possible in 17 different kinds of materials including precious and semi-precious ones like gold, ceramic and brass.
UCT decided to work on its 3D printing technology in Singapore in order to meet with the demands of its growing business with manufacturers in Asia. Other than printing, services like assembly, machining and welding are also provided by the company. With headquarters in California, UCT has five offices in the US, two in Shanghai and one in the Philippines.