0707, 2021

Tech Xplore: A universal approach to tailoring soft robots

Tech Xplore published research on a novel automated process for designing and fabricating customised soft robots. This study was led by Assistant Professor Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado. Original Link: https://techxplore.com/news/2021-07-universal-approach-tailoring-soft-robots.html By combining two distinct approaches into an integrated workflow, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) researchers have developed a novel automated process for designing and fabricating customized soft robots. Their method, published […]
0607, 2021

Phys.org: Ultra-strong squeezing of light demonstrated for ultrafast optical signal processing

Phys.org published an article about squeezing light in time by a factor of 11, which can enable ultrafast optical signal processing. The principal investigator of this work is Associate Prof Dawn Tan. Original link: https://phys.org/news/2021-07-ultra-strong-ultrafast-optical.html Schematic of the USRN compressor system. The system is comprised of separate nonlinear and dispersive stages. For spectral compression (SC), pulses enter the dispersive stage (DS) first before […]
0407, 2021

Channel 8:Chinese News – SUTD builds first staff lounge using 3D printing technology to customise furniture

Channel 8 and Channel U Chinese news programmes featured Assistant Prof Carlos Bañón’s work for DB Schenker, redesigning their staff lounge with furniture made from 3D-printing. Click to watch the news: 新加坡科技设计大学和一所物流公司联手打造出本地首间利用3D打印技术定制家具的员工休息室。里头的桌椅和吊灯都是以回收物品制成的,鼓励员工将可持续发展理念融入日常工作中。 直径约三米的巨型吊灯,由900个塑料瓶子制成。新科大团队将塑料瓶子沥干后搅碎,再把它烘干当作原材料放入料斗,在挤压机250度高温下,利用机器手移动托盘就能准确地打印出复杂的结构。整齐排列的窗户灯饰也以相同技术打印出。休息区桌椅也注入回收环保理念。 这张椅子是使用聚乙烯塑料制成的,承重超过100公斤,不仅防水也容易清洁。而这张桌子部分结构则是使用纸皮制成的。这整间员工休息室六张小桌子,善加利用了超过200个被废弃的纸皮。 新加坡科技设计大学建筑与可持续设计助理教授卡洛斯说:“至于家具保养,不会比一般售卖的家具来得复杂。成本方面可能更便宜,因为通过3D打印技术,我们只使用所需的原材料,大大减少了原材料浪费。” 公司也让员工参与了设计和组装过程。 信可物流公司空运业务总监陈亲孝说:“因为这些材料都是平常他们都是有接触的,可是没有人会想到其实这些材料,其实是可以赋予他们另一个生命。对于创意方面也是有些激发,然后对于他们有一些归属感,就是他们也是参与,一起打造了这个很特别的空间。” 休息室预计下个月开放供员工使用。公司表示这是个起点,接下来还将探讨在其他设施采用相同的环保概念。
0207, 2021

Assistant Professor Carlos Bañón – winning the President*s Design Award 2020

Congratulations to to Assistant Professor Carlos Bañón on winning the President*s Design Award 2020 – Design of the Year Award with his AirMesh Pavilion! President Halimah Yacob presented the President*s Design Award (P*DA) 2020 at the Istana to 11 Designer and Design of the Year recipients for creating innovative and impactful solutions that address global and local issues such as ageing societies, under-served communities, […]
0207, 2021

Straits Times: President’s Design Award 2020: Other winners of Design of the Year award

Straits Times featured the various winners of the President’s Design Awards 2020, which includes the AirMesh Pavilion by SUTD’s AirLab and the article included quotes by Assistant Prof Carlos Bañón. Original Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/a-caring-spore-will-be-new-glue-that-binds-society-edwin-tong Of the 129 entries received for the 2020 awards, 38 design and architecture projects were shortlisted for Design of the Year.PHOTOS: DP ARCHITECTS, EYEYAH!, FORMWERKZ ARCHITECTS, KINETIC SINGAPORE, LAUD ARCHITECTS, […]
2806, 2021

Straits Times: New technology aims to harness energy from desalination

Straits Times reported that our working on developing a “desalination battery” that aims to harness energy through the desalination process, which entails the removal of salts from seawater. This research is lead by Associate Professor Yang Hui Ying. Original Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-technology-aims-to-harness-energy-from-desalination Associate Professor Yang Hui Ying, who is leading a research team from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, with a […]
2206, 2021

Phys.org: Using nanoscale 3D printing to create high-resolution light field prints

Phys.org featured a research on using nanoscale 3D printing to create high-resolution light field prints. This research was led by Associate Prof Joel Yang. Original Link: https://phys.org/news/2021-06-nanoscale-3d-high-resolution-field.html (a) Schematic of how a light field print works. (b) The light field print observed from different angles. Credit: SUTD Wouldn’t it be amazing if printed images can look three-dimensional (3D)? Unfortunately, conventional prints like photographs display […]
0906, 2021

Tech Xplore: New processes for automated fabrication of fiber and silicone composite structures for soft robotics

Tech Xplore reported about a new process for automated fabrication of fiber and silicone composite structures for soft robotics. This novel technique, known as Automated Fiber Embedding, was developed by research team led by Assistant Prof Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado. Original Link: https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-automated-fabrication-fiber-silicone-composite.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed novel techniques, known as Automated […]
0806, 2021

PhysicsWorld: Liquid metal antenna matches extreme curvature and deformation of moving organs

PhysicsWorld published an article on a liquid metal antenna that matches extreme curvature and deformation of moving organs. This research was led by Associate Prof Michinao Hashimoto. Original link: https://physicsworld.com/a/liquid-metal-antenna-matches-extreme-curvature-and-deformation-of-moving-organs/ The liquid metal antenna attached to an ex vivo porcine heart. (Courtesy: Adv. Mater. 10.1002/adma.202008062) Biomedical sensors that actively monitor physiological signals from moving organs undergo large and cyclic deformations. To mechanically conform to […]
2804, 2021

Creativ-Space: Living in a Material World

Creativ-Space magazine did a write-up on new sustainable materials used by furniture designers and featured work done by Assistant Prof Carlos Bañón and the AIRLAB. Original Link: https://creativ-space.com/living-in-a-material-world/ Furniture designers are often inspired by new materials, which enable new possibilities in creating objects. What are the latest developments in the material world, and how are they being harnessed by our local designers? Hint: […]