A*STAR Tech Access Initiative supports firms' innovation efforts by providing SMEs:
i. Access to A*STAR's installed base of advanced manufacturing equipment and facilities
ii. User training
iii. Consultancy to optimize equipment effectiveness.
From the experience gained and benefits validated with the adoption of such technologies, SMEs could then opt to scale and acquire their own equipment to capture new business opportunities. This will help to enable their journey towards advanced manufacturing and mitigate upfront risks and capital expenditure.
The suite of advanced manufacturing equipment/facilities offered are in the areas of 3D Additive Manufacturing, Inspection and Robotics.