3D printing businesses gathered today at the NUS Engineering Auditorium to showcase the best of Singapore’s 3D Printing industry. Being the first of its kind, it brought together vendors and designers alike to inspire the next generation of 3D printers.
Organized by local startup Makeronee, they are dedicated to connecting businesses and individuals in need of 3D printing services with 3D printing businesses. This exhibition is their attempt at bringing the world of 3D printing closer to potential entrants into the market, and educate students on the potential this industry holds.
The exhibition showcased an array of businesses, including Tenvas, a local startup that creates customizable 3D printed watches; 3D Printing Studios, an Australian-born 3D printing service that offers a large array of designs and uses materials from wood to metals; and 3DLantis, a growing hub for 3D printing designers.
“3D Printing Technology is the next large wave in the manufacturing sector,” said Nelson Woon, one of the co-founders of Makeronee. “From the common plastic to food printing to human organs printing, it has huge hidden potential that is waiting to be discovered. There will be a day when most of the items we produce are made via 3D printing.”
Students flocked to the exhibition to watch 3D printing in action, talk to vendors about what its like to run a 3D printing business, and even express interest in signing up as a vendor. According to Makeronee, the students present were enthusiastic to explore the possibilites of 3D printing, especially in the field of creative design.
“[There were] lots of enthusiastics students and eager minds for 3D printing,” said Victor from 3DLantis. “We’ll definitely be back.”