HP-NTU lab to advance digital manufacturing and upskill workers

The HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab will look to help advance digital manufacturing and supply chain operations as well as upskill workers.
By: | January 28, 2020

HP Inc. has partnered with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to launch the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab in a bid to advance digital manufacturing.

But it’s not just technology it aims to develop, but the workforce as well, as its new skills development program will train and upskill workers in additive manufacturing and digital design.

“The workforce of the future needs to embrace new ways of thinking about design and manufacturing backed by technical skills and access to industry knowledge,” said Ng Tian Chong, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP Inc.

“So it’s exciting to be able to work with NTU to shape the future of the digital manufacturing sector and help students and workers understand the significance of 3D printing and its ability to transform industries.

“Through the use of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, manual tasks will be replaced, and the workforce of the future must learn how to complement these technologies. HP is working to develop skills necessary in the new digital economy and encourage new ways of thinking,” he added.

The lab, which consists of more than 60 scientists, researchers and engineers, will look to develop technological solutions to manufacturing challenges such as 3D printing, AI and machine learning.

Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer and Head of HP Labs, HP Inc, hopes the new HP-NTU Corporate Lab will help prepare the workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“HP’s passion for innovation, together with NTU’s world-class research capabilities, allow us to achieve new breakthroughs and unlock new solutions for both business and society,” he said.

“Our joint work in 3D printing, AI, machine learning, security and sustainability will produce disruptive technologies that define the future of manufacturing. Working together, we can create the workforce of the future and ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution is also a sustainable revolution.”