International Research and Development (IRD) Centre in Singapore is the only Research and Development (R&D) facility of Makino outside of Japan.
Growing the technology landscape
The S$75 million centre develops and enhances the human and intellectual capital of not just Makino, but Singapore as well. It houses talents recruited globally from various fields and serve as a hotbed for new ideas, technologies, or products generation, resulting in the creation of valuable intellectual properties.
In view of the expected rise in demand for customized-design and specialized machine tools – Makino’s staff working in tandem with research scientists and resources from SIMTech, equipment usage cost are reduced; testing and prototyping expedited thereby allowing new ideas, technologies, or products to reach the market faster.
Making a difference in the world of machine tool design
By integrating knowledge bases from different fields and the a hands-on skill of making, designing, testing and solving problems in the real world, the centre will spearhead machine tool research in innovative technology servicing various sectors such as medical, bio-science, clean energy and power generation, agricultural and in areas of nanotechnology using exotic and composite materials.