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3D Printing of Advanced Polymer Products: Essentials of Polymer Printing (Intermediate)


3D printing creates new opportunities in design and creation of advanced products. With the development and maturation of these technologies, polymer 3D printing has an increasing presence in modern day industries. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the 3D printing techniques with focus on polymers and their applications.

This course delves deeper into the advanced nuances of 3D Printing. The participants will learn about the advanced materials available in polymer printing, as well as be introduced into the emerging applications of carbon fiber printing and multi-material printing. Participants will also learn about the various testing and measurement techniques used in polymer printing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to design and print, as well as visit the state-of-the art 3D printing facility.


Date(s): 21 to 22 May 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment
Closing Date:
07 May 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$1712.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Course materials
  • Prevailing GST
  • Light refreshments


1. Understand advanced materials in polymer printing.

2. Exposure to emerging applications including carbon fiber printing and multi-material printing.

3. Experiential learning of carbon fiber polymer printing including post-processing.

4. Testing and measurement in polymer printing.


Day 1

1. Advanced polymer 3D printing.

2. Polymers in 3D printing. (materials, properties, critical process parameters)

3. Advanced polymer product design cases.

  • Multi-material anatomical model
  • 4D printing
  • Carbon fiber printing

4. Advanced design session using simple CAD.

5. Machine session.

Day 2

6. Machine session using carbon fiber printer and post processing.

7. Lab tour to visit testing and characterisation techniques used to qualify the polymer parts.

8. Applications and future trend in polymer printing.

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Yeong, Wai Yee

Active in 3D printing research since 2004, Professor Wai Yee Yeong has created multiple frontiers in 3D printing, taking the leads in 3D Bioprinting, electronics printing and metal printing research. Associate Prof Yeong Wai Yee is currently serving as Associate Chair (Students) at MAE NTU. She has been awarded with research grant in the order of >$10 million and her works have been featured on media such as CNA, the Straits Times and other media channels. Her portfolio includes serving as Programme Director (Aerospace and Defence) at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Program Director (3D Printing) at NTU-HP Digital Manufacturing Lab and Co-director of NTU Institute for Health Technologies.

Her research and innovation leadership is well-recognized internationally, serving as Technical Chair for international conferences and Associate Editor for top tier journal Virtual and Physical Prototyping. She has been shortlisted as the finalist for the 2019 Inaugural TCT-Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award for her overall achievement in 3D printing. She is one of the global finalists for the TCT award 2019. She has also been named as a finalist for Lush Prize (Science Category) in 2018 for her work in bioprinting of tissue models to replace animal testing.

She has filed more than 8 patents and know-hows, creating new processes, new metal alloy and new printable hydrogel. At scholarly front, she has co-authored 2 textbooks, 4 book chapters, 130 technical papers with >3100 citation and H-index of 29. She serves as the Associate Editor for international journal, Virtual and Physical Prototyping.

She received her BEng( 1st class Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Prior to joining NTU in 2013, she has industrial experiences in technical and supervisory functions in research and development, manufacturing and quality systems.

Sing, Swee Leong

Dr Sing Swee Leong is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtained his BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a topic in additive manufacturing (AM) in 2012 and 2016, respectively. His doctoral thesis focuses on laser powder bed fusion of a novel titanium alloy for medical applications. The doctoral thesis and related research are awarded the Best PhD Thesis Award by the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU, Singapore as well as Springer Theses Award from Springer Nature, Germany in 2017. Swee Leong’s current research interest is in AM for biomedical and aerospace applications, focusing on materials formulation and development, qualification and certification of additive manufactured medical devices and aerospace components. He has worked on numerous 3D printing projects with government agencies, overseas universities research institutes and industrial collaborators. Swee Leong has filed 3 patents pertaining to 3D printing processes and materials. He has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, 35 peer reviewed journal and conference articles. Swee Leong currently has a H-index of 14 with more than 1100 citations (Web of Science).

Manufacturing Engineers, 3D Product Engineers, Technical Managers, Production Engineers, Development Engineers or professionals who are keen to gain overall understanding of the current progress of 3D printing for polymers.

Standard Course Fee S$1712.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3


Workfare Training Support (WTS)4

Standard Course Fee $1712.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

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NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

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