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Additive Manufacturing


There is 1 research centre in the Additive Manufacturing Group:


Research Projects

3D Printing of Optimized Cushioning Material

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Chou Siaw Meng


Light Weight Structure Design and Optimization for 3D Printing
The advancement of 3D printing technology promises much more freedom to design and fabricate complex and innovative structures. This project aims to develop new design methodologies and tools to facilitate the design of structures that are suitable for 3D printing. One particular focus of the project is to investigate the potential for weight reduction while maintaining structure strength.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Chen Songlin


Enhanced Cooling Systems Using Porous Metallic Microstructures Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing
This project explores the capability of the state-of-the-art additive manufacturing technology to produce micro-structured metallic surfaces for enhanced boiling heat transfer. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Leong Kai Choong


Enhancement of Thermal Management Devices through Advanced/Additive Manufacturing Techniques

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Leong Kai Choong


Framework for remanufacturing process qualification based on fatigue durability performance assessments.
The research has led to a methodology for assessing the fatigue durability of specimens fabricated with remanufacturing by laser cladding. A materials-process-performance approach was used to assess the fatigue performance of laser clad fatigue specimens.[read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Professor Pang Hock Lye John


A*Star Industrial Additive Manufacturing Programme: Work Package 3 (Electron Beam Melting)
Spatial and geometrical based characterization of microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V parts fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM) method. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tor Shu Beng


NRF Additive Manufacturing Programme for Marine and Offshore: Study and investigation of 3D printing process and methodology of thin-wall structures for marine and offshore industry
Design, develop and deploy large scale metal 3D printing processes and methodologies suitable for Marine and Offshore applications to overcome the size restrictions imposed by existing 3D printing machines. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tor Shu Beng


Utilization of Electro-wetting on Dielectric (EWOD) for tissue engineering
The goal of this project is to develop a method based on EWOD principles to generate and accurately manipulate minute volumes of liquids having a wide range of viscoelasticity. This method will be helpful in addressing many limitations of the methods currently used for tissue engineering.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Tran Anh Tuan


Industrial Additive Manufacturing Programme: Work Package 5 (Selective Laser Sintering)
Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a rapid prototyping technique used to directly fabricate products with complex geometries through consolidating powder materials layer by layer. This project aims to enhance the mechanical properties and dimensional accuracy of SLS products as well as broaden their functionalities through material development and process modelling.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Zhou Kun


Cold Spray Development
This project aims to develop cold spray process based repair technologies for aerospace applications.

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Liu Erjia


Large-scale Metal 3D Printing Development
This project aims to develop a large scale 3D printing process for manufacturing large steel parts for applications in marine and offshore industries.

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Liu Erjia


Validity of Scaling Laws for Physical Gels
The scaling concepts have been widely accepted in polymer physics. Some scaling laws are applied to polymeric gels, but they are not always valid. This project is being carried out in order to find (a) what gels obey the scaling laws and why and (2) what gels don’t obey the scaling laws and why through rheological studies.

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Li Lin


Development of Magnetorheological Elastomers via Additive Manufacturing
Magnetorheological elastomers (MR elastomer) are a type of smart materials, which deform upon applying an external magnetic field. This project is aimed to develop MR elastomers with high MR effect using a 3D additive manufacturing technology.

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Li Lin


3D Inkjet printing of honeycomb structures for aerospace
This project focuses on the design of honeycomb cell structures with greater strength-to-weight ratio, which can be manufactured using additive manufacturing techniques such as inkjet printing.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Yeong Wai Yee


3D Printing in Building & Construction

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tan Ming Jen


Novel Inspection, Testing, and Operationalization for Aerospace Industry
Develop an evaluation method for 3D printed aerospace components and a strategic decision-making method to determine maintenance procedures for the components [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Moon Seung Ki


Work Package 1, Laser-aided Additive Manufacturing
Establish and verify a design framework for the laser aided additive manufacturing [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Moon Seung Ki


Additive Manufacturing Resource Allocation for Customized and Sustainable Design
Modelling and Simulation for AM resources as an element in a product family design process [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Moon Seung Ki


Laser Additive Manufacturing
The objective of this research is to develop a customized and sustainable design synthesis framework for light-weight materials, which enable engineers to perform the planning and development of customized products in 3D additive manufacturing environments. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Moon Seung Ki


Multi-Material 3D Printer using Multi-Wavelength High-Power Lasers
Next-generation AM market is expected to require a high-precision, high-strength, fully-functional and multi-scale AM product at the time of demand. To meet these requirements, there are three critical challenges to overcome: slow speed, low resolution and limited range of 3D printable materials. This project aims to resolve these challenges by applying high-power multi-wavelength lasers to achieve high-resolution and high-throughput AM processes over a variety of AM materials in one machine. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Kim Young Jin


A*Star Industrial Additive Manufacturing Programme: Work Package 3 (Electron Beam Melting)
Spatial and geometrical based characterization of microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V parts fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM) method.  [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tor Shu Beng


NRF Additive Manufacturing Programme for Marine and Offshore: Study and investigation of 3D printing process and methodology of thin-wall structures for marine and offshore industry
Design, develop and deploy large scale metal 3D printing processes and methodologies suitable for Marine and Offshore applications to overcome the size restrictions imposed by existing 3D printing machines. [read more ...]

Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tor Shu Beng


Investigation of clogging in a micro-nozzle and its reduction by using ultrasound wave for 3D printing
It aims to understand the clogging problem during 3D printing, to reduce it by acoustic vibration, and to monitor in real-time for the system control.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Zhou Yufeng


Production of cell spheroid by ultrasound standing wave and application of ultrasound bioreactor in 3D vessel printing
The ultrasound-mediated buccal transmucosa insulin delivery will be evaluated. If successful, it can provide a convenient, reliable, and noninvasive alternative to the needle injections.

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Zhou Yufeng