3D printing of Carbon Fiber Composite and Advanced Multi-material Polymers

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Certification

Continuing Education and Training Certificate

Introduction

Fabricating composite parts with high fiber loading and design flexibility has always been a challenge. 3D Printing of carbon fiber composite could potential be the inevitable revolution for the composite industry. 3D printing of composite materials and multi-materials offers several advantages over traditional composite manufacturing such as low-cost processing, design freedom, customization, and material saving. Furthermore, multi-material printing enables complete control on the composition, geometry and properties of 3D-printed structures at a voxel level. With more multi-material printing systems and the concept of 4D printing being introduced, it is therefore important to be equipped with relevant knowledge in this field to fully optimize the potentials. 

The course pedagogy takes the following forms.
1. Seminars/lectures on core topics on the process, materials and applications.
2. Focus on processing and design considerations of carbon fiber, and multi-materials 
3. Design and file processing with hands-on session 
4. Lab demo on printing and case studies sharing. 

 

The training provides participants with:
1. Understand the latest advances in carbon fiber composite manufacturing, and various 3D printing methods used to achieve fiber-reinforced polymer. 
2.  Exposure to the latest progress in multi-material printing and understand the process flow of multi-material 3D printing. 
3. Understand the process flow and design steps of carbon fiber polymer 3D printing.
4. Exposure to testing and measurement in polymer printing to analyze the process-structure-property relationship of the printed parts. 
5. Understand the latest applications using 3D printing of carbon fiber and multi-materials.  

 

Day 1
• 3D printing methods used to achieve fiber-reinforced polymer. 
Applications of carbon fiber printing. 
• Design and file processing for carbon fiber printing / multi-material 3D printing  
Individual mini-project on designing a carbon fiber part/ multi-material 3D part  

Day 2
• Latest progress, methods, materials and applications in multi-material 3D printing including 4D printing.    
• Case studies showcase. 
• Discussion on the process-structure-property (PSP) relationship of 3d printed continuous carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics 
• Lab demo session.
• Assessments and discussion. 

 

The course is designed for various disciplines that includes researchers, Engineers, Consultants, carbon fiber or polymer device and machine developer, Process and Operators; covering industries such as sports, aerospace, biomedical, automotive, railway, spare parts etc. It is especially beneficial for participants who are new to these concepts, or non-engineering related professionals who wants to better understand the application of advanced polymer and carbon fiber printing for the future of lightweight and high-performance design.

Standard Course Fee: S$1926.00


Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses

S$577.80

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

S$217.80

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

S$217.80

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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Dr Yeong Wai Yee

Dr 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.