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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
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  • For Technical Description, click here.

Our Experts

Co-Chief Expert

Mr Benjamin Moey

Vice President (Additive Manufacturing)

Siemens Digital Industries, ASEAN

Co-Chief Expert

Mr Sean Looi  

General Manager



Ms Agnes Goh

Admin Executive

School of Engineering

Nanyang Polytechnic



Mr See Toh Kok Hwee

Senior Manager

School of Engineering

Nanyang Polytechnic

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