Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Hyundai Motor Group have partnered to research ways to improve electric vehicle (EVs) manufacturing.

Four projects combining artificial intelligence (AI) and additive manufacturing (3D printing) will be piloted, the companies said.

One of the projects aims at developing machine learning algorithms for vehicle image processing using an AI-based image processing sensor in the plant to help detect defects and anomalies while manufacturing battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

Another project will look at integrating 3D printing in EV manufacturing especially the customization of automotive components in a smart factory operation.

‘The partnership between NTU and Hyundai Motor Group provides one more example of how our close collaboration with industry plays an important role in developing relevant solutions to address real world issues,’ said NTU president Professor Subra Suresh. ‘This is in line with the NTU 2025 strategic plan, which aims to address some of the grand challenges facing humanity.’

NTU and Hyundai also plant to launch 3D printing competitions, focusing on new ways to use the technology in automotive engineering and EV manufacturing.

This story uses material from NTU, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.