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Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

More commonly known as 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing is a way of creating objects, such as design prototypes, from three-dimensional models by building up layers of material.

Additive Manufacturing could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

About Additive Manufacturing

One of the newest and fastest-growing branches of engineering, Additive Manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D printing.

Traditional manufacturing methods, such as milling and turning, cut away material to create the desired end product. In Additive Manufacturing, layers are added in succession to achieve the same result.

Additive Manufacturing can be a more agile way to create strong and complex objects, such as prototypes, for industry and designers, and with less waste.

Working in Addictive Manufacturing requires a new approach to design and manufacturing. This includes a thorough understanding of the equipment for 3D printing and scanning, and the characteristics of the materials used, along with applied mathematics, geometry, and Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD and CAE). An understanding and imagination for the potential future uses of this technology is essential.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
  • 3D CAD Modelling
  • Topology Optimisation
  • Build Preparation & 3D Printing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Post Processing of AM Parts

Technical Description for Additive Manufacturing

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Benjamin Moey Chin Hui
Managing Director
I2Mavericks Holdings Pte Ltd (Singapore)

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Sean Looi Jun Cong
General Manager, Creatz3D


Agnes Goh
Admin Executive, School of Engineering
Nanyang Polytechnic



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Senior Manager, School of Engineering
Nanyang Polytechnic