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 ChallengeCompetitors 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
Co-Chief ExpertBenjamin Moey Chin Hui
I2Mavericks Holdings Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Co-Chief ExpertSean Looi Jun Cong
General Manager, Creatz3D
Admin Executive, School of Engineering
Ex-OfficioSee Toh Kok Hwee
Senior Manager, School of Engineering