Mr Teng Theng Dar, Ambassador to Oman, visited NUS for a roundtable discussion with industry experts to explore new 3D printing opportunities overseas
“Oman wants to diversify their business and solicits our help in developing Construction 3D Printing. They believe in us,” said Mr TENG Theng Dar, Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. The Construction 3D Printing Research Unit (C3dP.NUS) hosted a research meeting with Ambassador TENG at School of Design and Environment (SDE) on 7 December 2017. This meeting aimed to explore the research opportunity and collaboration of Construction of 3D Printing in Oman. The attendants of this meeting included the delegates from Economic Development Board, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), NUS Enterprise, NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS), C3dP.NUS and industry partners. Professor LAM Khee Poh, Dean of SDE, gave the welcome speech and briefly presented the current research works in the SDE. Our guest of Honor Ambassador TENG shared his incredible cultural and social experience in Oman and described the existing joint development programme in the tourism industry and agriculture industry between Singapore and Oman. He also shared the benefits for Singapore universities and enterprises to develop Construction 3D Printing in Oman, and some potential applications including concrete printing and 3D printed cooling façade were highlighted. Mr Ken LIP, Partnership Director of NAMIC, also presented some ideas on possible collaboration approach, which included the establishment of “Center of Excellence in Construction 3DP Printing” in Oman. Industry partners generated a full spectrum of ideas on the collaboration approach during the discussion facilitated by Dr Jacky CHUNG from C3dP.NUS.