Manufacturing Technology (ManTech)

The activities under ManTech include Mechanized Finishing, Media Finishing, and measurement systems. This work could greatly benefit the partnership by addressing some of the challenging issues facing RR manufacturing today. New solutions are needed urgently.

Our strategy for the next phase is to put emphasis on technologies that would be developed further in collaboration with other Rolls-Royce and NTU research partners and to concentrate our research efforts in developing technologies that will fit into strategic programmes to benefit Rolls-Royce businesses, both in Singapore and globally.

By leveraging Rolls-Royce’s expertise and NTU’s strength as a global research powerhouse, we will address challenges in the future of manufacturing capabilities in which current techniques have severe limitations. The Manufacturing Technology programme in the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corp Lab will have the key technology theme of Advanced Manufacturing Processes.

This theme will have projects in the fields of additive manufacturing, media finishing, subsurface processes, as well as assembly. These advanced processes will benefit Rolls-Royce facilities that manufacture various aero-engine components, primarily by reducing cycle time and cutting production cost.

Phase 2 Projects  

ManTech1.1 Advanced finishing of ALM internal channels

ManTech1.2 Vibratory Manufacturing Process 


Phase 1 Projects  

M-RT1.1 In-Process Sensing 

M-RT1.2 Smart End-of-Arm Tooling 

M-RT1.3 Compliant Abrasive Process Model and Integrated Tool Trajectory Planning     

M-RT2.1 Non-Destructive Online Measurement of Residual Stress in Sub-Surface Processes    

M-RT2.2 Development of Smart Abrasives for Optimized Media Finishing Process       

M-RT2.3 Advanced Finishing of Internal Channels 

M-RT2.4 Process Cycle Time Improvement in Vibratory Finishing Process  

M-RT2.5 Vibropeening Mechanisms and Influence of its Process Variables on Material Properties

M-RT3.1 Cold Spray Development for Aerospace Applications          

M-RT3.2 Localised Heat Treatment and Bell Jar Induction Brazing       

M-RT3.3 Repair of Composite Aero-Engine Structures   

M-RT3.4 Electrical Materials Development

M-RT3.5 Advanced Characterisation for Metal Cold Spray 

M-RT3.6 Directional Reflectance Microscopy of Ni and Ti Alloys        

M-RT4.2 Non-Contact Optical Techniques for Roughness Measurement of Large Flat and Curved Surfaces 

Assoc Prof Yeo Swee Hock
ManTech Programme Director

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
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Mr Luc Scheffer
ManTech Programme Director

Smart Manufacturing Programme Manager
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd