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4 new standards initiatives on I4.0 technologies adoption launched

Three of the four initiatives were spearheaded by Enterprise Singapore.

Four new standards initiatives have been launched to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies in the manufacturing sector.

The first two initiatives were developed by the Singapore Standards Council (SSC) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG).

SSC and ESG introduced Singapore Standard 666 (SS666) and Technical Reference 92 (TR92) which were both aimed at ensuring “quality and safety of additive manufacturing (AM) products.”

SS666, to be specific, provides guidelines for each stage of the AM process to ensure that all aspects which can affect the quality of the product are “considered and controlled.”

TR92, on the other hand, gives design guidelines for complex additive manufactured parts to reduce “the lead time and cost incurred for design amendments” and prevent “​​design errors which may result in serious injuries caused by part failure.”

ESG also partnered with Advanced Manufacturing Training Academy to enhance I4.0-related courses with standard content.

The first course to be developed will be on industrial connectivity which references the SS IEC 62541 Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture series of connectivity standards. It will be offered by Singapore Polytechnic to the advanced manufacturing workforce in early 2022.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, for their part, launched their first workshop agreement (WA) on cybersecurity standards requirements.

The WA was aimed at helping manufacturing companies “determine cybersecurity gaps and readiness which are critical as they build up their digital value chain and connected production assets.”

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