Navigation Links
ST Kinetics and NTU set up Southeast Asia's first cold spray research center
Date:9/8/2008

Singapore, 5 September 2008 - Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd's (ST Kinetics) joint venture company, Advanced Technology Research Centre (ATREC), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today officially opened Southeast Asia's first research and development centre in Cold Spray technology. The Cold Spray Research Centre (CSRC) which serves to advance the knowledge and application of the leading-edge technology was opened by Professor Bertil Andersson, Provost of NTU.

Through the combined strengths of ST Kinetics and NTU, this research collaboration aims to use the cold spraying platform to spin off niche industry applications for Singapore, specifically, new bio-nano-technologies for defence and biomedical applications such as anti-microbial coatings and smart devices.

Unlike conventional coating processes that require sprayed materials to be preheated, cold-spray processes are typically carried out at ambient room temperatures and utilising high speed spray to achieve metallurgical bonding. This eliminates undesirable chemical changes caused by conventional techniques. Additionally, cold-sprayed materials display higher densities and thermal and electrical conductivities that are preferred. The cold spray method can potentially be applied across a wide range of industries including aerospace, biomedical, oil & gas, automotive and chemical.

The CSRC was conceptualised between ST Kinetics and NTU in late 2006 and started operation in July 2007 to spearhead cold spray research in Singapore. Significant progress has since been achieved in the understanding and application of the technology. Specific studies carried out to date include wear resistant (WC-Co) coating application by ST Kinetics and anti-bacterial (Al/ZnO) coating by NTU researchers.

"Research and development in advanced technologies is a key component to building innovative solutions for our customers. ST Kinetics is proud to have this opportunity to collaborate with NTU on the CSRC to explore ways to better the performance of our products through superior coating technologies."
~ SEW Chee Jhuen
President, ST Kinetics

"We are glad to see local industry embracing advanced technologies and committing their resources to R&D. In so doing, the resulting knowledge would not only lead to innovative applications, it would also benefit other industries. We are glad to be working with a forward looking organisation such as ST Kinetics and we hope to see more of such partnership in the future."
~ Professor Bertil Andersson
Provost, NTU

The 3-year collaboration is a combined commitment of half a million dollars in equipment and infrastructure development by both organisations. The ST Kinetics-NTU Cold Spray Research Centre is a state-of-the-art robotic-controlled joint research laboratory located in ST Kinetics Plant. The centre houses a sophisticated cold spray facility, where substantive research outcomes in metallic and polymeric-based ceramic nanocomposite coatings have already been achieved.


'/>"/>

Contact: Esther Ang
estherang@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. NASA data link pollution to rainy summer days in the southeast
2. Opportunity for students displaced by Katrina to assess climate vulnerability of Southeast US
3. INCF organizes the first congress dedicated to the emerging field of neuroinformatics
4. ISU researchers help map first plant-parasitic nematode genome sequence
5. World-first to predict premature births
6. International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer
7. NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants
8. NYU Cancer Institute researcher among first NIH EUREKA award recipients
9. Building a stronger roof over your head: 3 little pigs project begins first tests
10. In scientific first, Einstein researchers correct decline in organ function associated with old age
11. If your first cigarette gave you a buzz and you now smoke, a gene may be to blame
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... Janice Kephart , former 9/11 ... Partners, LLP (IdSP) , today issues the following ... March 6, 2017 Executive Order: Protecting the ... be instilled with greater confidence, enabling the reactivation ... applications are suspended by until at least July ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... No two people are believed to ... York University Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan ... partial similarities between prints are common enough that ... and other electronic devices can be more vulnerable ... in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... From industry leaders, sports stars, and Hollywood ... failed. Many of these people had lost all hope. Their stories are ... Download (pdf) , “Neil takes readers on a riveting journey through the ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Charleston, SC (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... Express, safely and accurately automates the most dangerous step of sample prep for ... digestion system to provide automation at an affordable price. The system is ideal ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Poway, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... VetStem Biopharma ’s CEO ... H. Riordan PA, PhD in Riordan’s new book "Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide". ... past 14 years. They bonded over an interest in the potential of stem cell ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 19, 2017 ValGenesis ... Solutions (VLMS) is pleased to announce the strategic partnership ... to provide clients with validation services using the latest ... partner, VTI will provide clients with efficient and cost-effective ... a marketing partner for the ValGenesis VLMS system. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: