An End-to-End ‘Live’ Smart Factory for a Future-Ready Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Multi-Disciplinary Experiential Learning Pedagogy

Industry 4.0 is rapidly transforming workplaces in Singapore and globally. It is, however, not just about the development and adoption of new technologies where Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) converge. Instead, human resource and capability development remain at the core of every company’s transformation to stay competitive. Both employers and employees must ensure that they are capable of embracing the new technologies as well as mastering the right skills to become future-ready.

In support of this transformation, the soon-to-be-launched Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre (TP AMC) is a learning enterprise set up to equip learners with emerging skills needed across major job roles in advanced manufacturing. The Centre houses an end-to-end ‘live’ smart factory that produces high-mix low-volume products and leverages a multi-disciplinary experiential learning pedagogy for effective apprenticeships and on-the-job training (OJT).

Co-Developing Viable Solutions with Industry Partners

Beyond providing rigorous applied skills-based training, TP AMC aims to share best practices and innovative solutions, as well as co-develop commercially viable solutions with industry partners. A key feature of TP AMC is the cyber-physical system; the outcome of our close work with industry leaders such as Omron Electronics, Fujitsu, PD Solutions, M8M and Arcstone. The factory also integrates with Swisslog’s Intra-Logistics Automation System (IAS) while a nerve centre monitors and controls production in real time. This unique approach, coupled with experience gained in setting up, operating and continuously developing capabilities through industry collaborations, is what sets TP AMC and its team apart.

Taking reference from the relevant Skills Frameworks, Industry Transformation Maps, international standards in advanced manufacturing and precision engineering, as well as the Smart Industries Readiness Index (SIRI), the TP AMC team is ready to work with companies to evaluate their technology gaps. We are also equipped with relevant tools and techniques to carry out human resource profiling with companies for talent management and development.

A Holistic Training Programme

TP AMC offers full-qualification training programmes and specialised short courses to enable trainees to pick up specialised skills which they can apply directly at work to embark on new projects in companies seeking to improve productivity. The training programmes will focus on holistic application of emerging skills such as AI at the Edge, Robotics & Automation, Industrial Internet of Thing (IIOT), Big Data Analytics, 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) & Modelling, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality 3D Maintenance & Training, as well as IOT Cyber Security. Upon completion of these courses, trainees and companies are welcome to use our hardware and software facilities in the Centre to reinforce their learning and jointly test-bed their projects. Training programmes can also be customised to better meet each company’s specific needs.

We believe that through forging strategic alliances with industry groups and leaders such as Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), we are able to ride the next wave of technology and be a catalyst in the manufacturing industry’s move towards Industry 4.0. To this end, TP AMC is firmly committed to work in partnership with like-minded industry players to train and transform the manufacturing sector

If you are thinking about having your company embark on a transformative i4.0 journey, partner TP AMC and SSIA.

To explore how we can collaborate with you, please email Mr Mark Khoo, Senior Manager, Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre at contactamc@tp.edu.sg or SSIA at secretariat@ssia.org.sg

A Quick Overview of the TP Advanced Manufacturing Center

  • End-to-end ‘live’ smart factory that produces high-mix low-volume products
  • Scale the most compelling digital transformation technologies
  • Integrate the digital technologies with physical manufacturing system, bringing cyber-physical systems to production

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Temasek Polytechnic – Advanced Manufacturing Centre