Polymer 3D Printing and Its Simulation Techniques

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Certification

Continuing Education and Training Certificate

Introduction

3D printing is one of the advanced manufacturing technologies in digital manufacturing and Industrial 4.0.  Quality control of 3D printed parts is essential for the successful adoption of 3D printing in business. To achieve quality control, there is a necessity to understand 3D printing processes via simulation (note: simulation is not the same as computer drawing or 3D modelling). 

The course has been designed for beginners who would like to understand 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping) and upgrade their simulation skills. After this 2-day short course, participants will have an overview of polymer 3D printing and understand the modelling methods required for 3D printing.

Polymer printing will focus on the concepts of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers, what makes a polymer printable and how a printed polymer part different from a conventional polymer part. Advanced computer skills such as heat transfer simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model, discrete element method (DEM), and phase-field model will be introduced via case studies that are designed specifically for additive manufacturing process to understand the physics behind key processes.

 

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 07 to 08 Jul 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration is closed.

  • Date(s): 04 to 05 Aug 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration Closing Date: 22 Jul 2022

  • Date(s): 01 to 02 Sep 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration Closing Date: 19 Aug 2022

  • Date(s): 06 to 07 Oct 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration Closing Date: 23 Sep 2022

  • Date(s): 03 to 04 Nov 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration Closing Date: 21 Oct 2022

  • Date(s): 01 to 02 Dec 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus, HP-NTU Corp Lab

    Registration Closing Date: 18 Nov 2022

At the end of this course, the learners will be able to:

1. Understand the requirements for polymer printing and experience one polymer printing process in person by visiting HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab
2. Understand the powder deposition simulation process in 3D printing
3. Understand the heat transfer model with movable heat source in 3D printing
4. Understand the microscale simulation techniques in polymer printing

Day 1
Introduction to polymer printing 
• Polymer basics
• Polymer printing processes
• Polymer part properties and applications
• ASTM standards

Introduction to simulation techniques in polymer printing
• General AM simulation models
• Powder deposition model
• Melting and solidification model
• Visualization (Paraview, Ovito)
Day 2
Introduction to microscale simulation techniques in polymer printing
General microscale simulation models and purpose
Granasy model
Time-dependent Ginzberg Landau model
Visualization (Paraview)
 
Assessment, lab tour and hand-on section
• Assessment
• Lab tour
• Hands-on modelling


This course is suitable for R&D engineer, design engineer, process engineer, manufacturing engineer, specialist (3D printing), CFD engineer, modelling and simulation engineer, Linux engineer, laboratory technologist, internship, teachers, students etc. across a wide range of industries including medical, dental, pharmaceutical, aerospace, education, and manufacturing.

 

Standard Course Fee: S$1712.00


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

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses

S$513.60

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

S$193.60

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

S$193.60

  • 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 Benjamin Teo

Dr Benjamin Teo

Dr Benjamin Teo is a Research Fellow at the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interest is on the evaluation of crystallization behaviour of polymers through experiment and phase field model for Multi Jet Fusion process. He pursued his doctoral degree at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and he was awarded the Nanyang Presidential Graduate Scholarship for his graduate studies.

 

Dr Le Kim Quy

Dr Le Kim Quy

Dr. Le Kim Quy received her B.E. in mechatronics engineering from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam in 2015 and her Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2020. Her PhD topic was focusing on simulation and modelling selective laser melting process using discrete element method and computational fluid dynamics model. She has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University since 2020. Her research focuses on applying machine learning in predicting the outcomes of MJF printing/printed parts.

Dr An Jia

Dr An Jia

Dr. An Jia is a Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, formerly known as NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, at the Nanyang Technological University. He has been working on polymer related 3D printing for nearly 10 years. Currently, he has 71 research publications, about 3000 citations and an h-index of 25 in Scopus. He has been engaged as consultants and co-consultants for a number of internal and industrial projects.

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