UNIST and Hyundai Motor Company have recently announced their collaboration to jointly develop 3D printing technologies, particularly in the field of next-generation mobility.
On February 5, UNIST signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hyundai Motor Company to establish a joint 3D printing R&D lab within the 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center, located in the UNIST Industry-University Convergence Campus in Duwang-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan.
Under this agreement, the UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Solutions Headquarters will collaborate to operate the joint R&D lab within the center. The primary objective is to develop cutting-edge mass production processes for the implementation of 3D printing-based automobile parts. Additionally, the partnership aims to drive advancements in 3D printing technology for future mobility applications, such as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and robot taxis.
The UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center, under the leadership of Director Namhun Kim, has previously established successful business agreements with HD Hyundai Group, Singapore Center for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, with the shared goal of promoting and elevating 3D printing technology across various sectors.
Expressing his commitment to this collaboration, President Yong Hoon Lee emphasized the importance of developing next-generation 3D printing mobility technology that can dominate the global market. He stated, “Through our collaboration with Hyundai Motor, we will drive the development of next-generation 3D printing mobility technology, positioning ourselves at the forefront of the global market.”