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Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre

 

The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre of Nanyang Polytechnic is a specialist Centre which has been providing educational and development training on core competencies in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing/ Direct Digital Manufacturing (Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling, Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Fixturing, etc) and Innovative Product Development for its students and the industries for more than 15 years.

 

Our Capabilities 

 

Innovative Product Design, Development and Industrial Design

 

We have accumulated extensive experience working with Industrial partners in Consumer and Medical product design and development. We are able to provide turnkey product development solutions including product Industrial Design.

 

 

 

Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing

Our rapid prototyping facilities include – Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modeling, Direct Metal Laser Sintering and SolidScape. We are able to develop rapid prototype in Polymer and metal material.  (Please see details below)

  

 

 

Rapid Tooling, Hybrid Tooling & Conformal Cooling

We have developed and fabricated several rapid tooling inserts for our industrial customer. The rapid tooling inserts are built using the Direct Metal Laser Sintering process. Complex conformal cooling channels can be incorporated in the insert for improvement in product quality and shorter moulding cycle time.(Please see detail below)

 

 

 

Rapid Fixturing

Fast and flexible fabrication of jigs & fixtures could be done using additive manufacturing techniques. Complex fixtures could be designed and fabricated in non-traditional way.

 

 

 

Rapid Casting (Vacuum Casting/ Silicone Moulding) & Patterns for Investment Casting

Vacuum Casting is a process that can be used to create multiple copies of a plastic prototype, with greater durability. We have delivered numerous vacuum casting prototypes to our Industrial customers. Vacuum casting parts can be fabricated in polyurethane, investing casting wax, low melting point alloy and even dual materials. Direct manufacturing of complex patterns for investment casting allows customisation of design and nested batch production incorporating complex gating and flow lines.

 

  

Other Services

Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre can be the gateway to other services within NYP. We are able to provide one-stop solution to the industries. We can link our customer to services such as Finite Element Analysis, Mould Flow Analysis, Reverse Engineering and many other services.

 

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Areas Of Specialisation

The centre's core competency are in technological areas such as Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling Technology, Rapid Manufacturing, Vacuum Casting Technology and, Product Design and Development activities in Consumer, Medical and various others products.

 

Industry Services 

Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre supports companies in meeting the challenges of product design and development. Services offered includes: customized training programmes, consultation, conceptual design, mechanical design, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling & mould development, rapid manufacturing, rapid fixturing, collaborative product development and full turnkey solutions. Our team of experienced and competent professional Senior Lecturers, Development Engineers and Development Technologist in various technological areas are well prepared and dedicated to take on the challenge and needs of the industry.

 

Our team of experienced and competent professional Lecturers, Development Engineers and Development Technologist in various technological areas are well prepared and dedicated to take on the challenge and needs of the industry.

 

Our services include:

  • Product Design & Development

  • Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing

  • Rapid Tooling, Hybrid Tooling Technology & Conformal Cooling Technology

  • Rapid Fixturing

  • Vacuum Casting Technology

 

Product Design, Development, Analysis & Prototyping

  • Product Industrial Design

  • Mechanical Design

  • 3D CAD Solid & Advance Freeform Modeling

  • Digital Prototyping

  • Finite Element Analysis

  • Reverse Engineering

 

Polymer Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing 

  • SLS - Duraform Polyamide (PA)

  • SLA – Accura Xtreme (ABS Similar) , Si60(PC Similar) , Amethyst(Investment Cast Resin) rapid prototype

  • FDM ABS, PC, PC-ABS, Ultem prototype

  • Form, Fit and Functional Prototype

  • Appearance model

 

Metal Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing

  • Rapid Manufacturing of Metal Prototypes

  • Rapid Manufacturing Hybrid Prototypes

 

Rapid Tooling, Hybrid Tooling & Conformal Cooling

  • Cooling optimisation, Conformal cooling design and simulation

  • Rapid Tooling Insert with Conformal Cooling

  • Rapid Hybrid Tooling insert with Conformal Cooling

 

Rapid Fixturing

  • Non-traditional Jig & Fixture fabrication

  • Fixture-on-demand

 

Vacuum Casting Technology

  • Polyurethane vacuum casting prototype

  • Investment casting pattern

  • Low melting alloy vacuum casting

  • Multi Component vacuum casting

 

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Our Facilities

Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) Process

Process:

Scanning of UV laser beam over the cross section of the model in liquid resin and building up layer by layer.

Material Used:
Accura Xtreme (ABS Similar) , Si60(PC Similar)


Maximum Build size :
260mm x 260mm x 260mm


Application :
Concept modeling
Form fit, assembly tests
Master model
Models for stress optical checking
Other applications

 

 

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Process

Process:

Scanning of laser beam over the cross section

of the model in plastic powder and building it up layer by layer.

 

Material used:
Duraform Polyamide (PA)


Maximum Build Size:
350mm x 350mm x 600mm


Application:
Visual representation
Functional, durable prototype
Other applications


 

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Process

Process:
Scanning of laser beam over the cross section of the model in mental powder and building it up layer by layer.

 

Material used:
Stainless Steel, Maraging Steel


Maximum Build Size:
250mm x 250mm x 185mm


Application:
Rapid Tooling Insert with Conformal Cooling
Metal components
Hybrid prototypes
Other applications



 

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Process

Process:
The extrusion head heats the filament and ‘draw’ section of the part on a foam platform. Model is built upwards in layers.
Fortus 900mc


Material Used:
ABS, PC, PC-ABS, Ultem


Maximum Build Size:
900mm x 600mm x 900mm


Application:
Conceptual model
Fit, form and functional applications
Investment casting
Other applications


 

Cube 3D Printer

Material Used:                                           
ABS, PLA (12 Coulors available)


Maximum Build Size:
140mm x 140mm x 140mm


Application:
Conceptual model
Idea verification
Accessories

Other applications

 

U-Print

Material Used:
ABS


Maximum Build Size:
140mm x 140mm x 140mm


Application:
Conceptual model
Fit, form and functional applications
Other applications

 

For more information, please contact: 

 

Mr. David Wong
Dy Director
Aerospace & Precision Engineering
Tel: 6550-0655
Fax: 6454-9871
Email: david_wong@nyp.edu.sg

 

 

Mr. Desmond Tan
Assistant Director
Aerospace & Precision Engineering
Tel: 6550-0674
Fax: 6454-9871
Email: desmond_tan@nyp.edu.sg