Siemens Opens Advanced Manufacturing Transformation Center to Support ASEAN Companies in Industry 4.0 Adoption

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Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center membership includes unrivalled access to advance manufacturing equipment, technology and interaction with IoT enablers to support in Industry 4.0 adoption.

Industry 4.0

Above: AMTC will support ASEAN companies in Industry 4.0 adoption/Image Credit: Siemens

Siemens, the global electrification, automation and digitalization powerhouse, opened its new Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center (AMTC) to support the ASEAN companies in Industry 4.0 adoption in Singapore on the 10th of September 2020.

The Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center will provide guidance, support and training to companies in Southeast Asia as they journey towards advanced manufacturing. The AMTC comprises of three elements, namely the Digital Enterprise Experience Center (DEX), Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) and Rental AM Lab creating a one-stop advance manufacturing ecosystem to provide guidance and support for companies embarking on their digital transformation journeys.


Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center

Above: Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center/Image Credit: Siemens

The earliest partnerships leading to the opening of the AMTC can be traced back to 2019 during the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) held in Singapore (22nd – 24th October 2019), where several MOUs were signed between AMTC and its key partners including Jurong Innovation District, NAMIC, and others.

Siemens streamed the live feed of the virtual opening ceremony of the Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center. The AMTC is the first of its kind competence centre that will enable companies to create digital twin models of envisioned advance manufacturing plants. The center also helps simulate, optimize and evaluate manufacturing operations before constructing the actual manufacturing facility.


Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center

Above: Virtual view of the AMTC/Image Credit: Siemens

The Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center covers an area of about 800 sq. metre and is divided into 4 zones, as follows:

  1. Digital Enterprise Experience Center: Showcase of Siemens Industrial Software Solutions including Digital Twin, IoT, PlantSim
  2. Member’s Lounge: Design Labs equipped advance CAD/CAM tools (NX CAD/CAM, HEEDS, SolidEdge)
  3. Production Area: Industrial Additive Manufacturing Printers in production environment managed by Siemens OpCentre solutions
  4. Post Processing Area: Completing the end-to-end manufacturing process with key post processing equipment

According to Raimund Klein, executive vice president, Digital Industries, Siemens ASEAN, “While most companies understand the urgent need for digital transformation, many are also deterred by factors such as complex and unintegrated technologies, high cost of transition, disruption to business continuity and lack of technical experts. To help overcome these barriers and concerns, Siemens is supporting companies in their transition to Industry 4.0 with the AMTC, which offers consulting, training, R&D as well as small-scale production.”

Lim Kok Kiang, Executive Vice President, International Operations, EDB said, “The launch of its Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center reflects Siemens’ continued confidence in Singapore as a leading location to spur regional development and adoption of Industry 4.0. We believe it remains relevant and will catalyse the digital transformation of businesses in the new operating environment. We are also heartened that Siemens is supporting our mid-career professionals with training opportunities during this challenging period, and equipping them with skills for the future.”

Klein added, “Within AMTC, the DEX showcases digital enterprise solutions that enable companies to create digital twins of envisioned advanced manufacturing plants, so that they can simulate, optimize and evaluate manufacturing operations before constructing the actual manufacturing environment. It also provides manufacturing design consulting services.”

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AMEC is where companies can experience hands-on exposure to an advanced end-to-end additive manufacturing production line supported by AMTC’s ecosystem of technology partners. It fills the gap between additive manufacturing R&D and commercialization by letting companies carry out prototyping, supported by on-site additive manufacturing experts.

Rental AM Lab provides affordable access to the latest industrial design software and high-end additive manufacturing printers as well as post-processing equipment. The aim is to allow companies to do low-volume 3D printing for proof of concept before deciding if they want to invest in additive manufacturing infrastructure.


Industry 4.0

Above: Exclusive offerings and benefits to members/Image Credit: Siemens

The AMTC is designed to provide an unrivalled access to access to advance manufacturing equipment, technology and interaction with like-minded Industry IoT enablers. The companies contemplating use of such advanced manufacturing technologies can become members and be eligible for unique offerings. The aim of the entire AMTC competence center is to provide support to the ASEAN companies to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.

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