WSQ 3D Printing for Rapid Product Development 2014

Organizer Name
Centre for Continuing Education, Nanyang Technological University (CEE)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Public event, registration required
Mandy Lee
+65 790 4564

The Economist has forecasted 3D Printing to be the third industrial revolution due to its prospects thriving into a new type of manufacturing industry. In Singapore, the Deputy Prime Minister in its recent 2013 budget speech describes 3D Printing as a disruptive technology.

Opposed to a conventional machining process which takes away excess material from a block of workpiece, 3D Printing or Rapid Prototyping (RP) or Additive Manufacturing (AM) produce parts by building one layer upon another in a horizontal manner. This offers many advantages over machining limitations such as the capability to produce complex and difficult-to-machine models (eg. a sphere in a thin-necked bottle, straight corners of pockets in typical engineering components, a small, intricate jewellery ring). Jigs and fixtures are also no longer needed.

Because 3D Printing, RP or AM is linked to CAD/CAM systems, it is able to produce a component in a short turnaround time. As a result, it has great potential, especially for today’s products which have very short product life.

There are currently no less than 30 different 3D Printing, RP or AM systems namely, Stereolithography (SLA), Polyjet Technology, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Three-Dimensional Printing (3DP), MCor Technology, Two-Laser-Beam Technology, Solid Creation System (SCS) and EOS’s EOSINT Systems. Among the newer systems are Plastic Sheet Lamination (PSL), Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting and Efesto’s LENS Technology. The course will explain the working principles of the mature technologies and compare their strengths and weaknesses.


  • To understand the motivation behind 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping (RP) or Additive Manufacturing (AM)

  • To familiarize with the various 3D Printing techniques so as to compare their strengths and limitations

  • To be acquainted with STL (StereoLithography), its format, problems and repair

  • To know the application areas and be exposed to industrial case studies

  • To learn about bureau service, benchmarking methodology, growth and trends

Underpinning Knowledge:

  • Know the definitions, concepts and process chain of 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing

  • Understand the products, process, pros and cons, and applications of each 3D Printing technique

  • Expose to the industrial case studies in fields such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products, arts, architecture, construction, weapon, food, garments (fashion) and biomedical engineering

Criteria for WSQ Funding and Certification:

  • Fee with WSQ funding: S$487.60 (inclusive of GST)* conditions apply

To be eligible, participants:

  • Must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore

  • May be employer-sponsored, self-sponsored or unemployed

  • Achieve 75% attendance

  • Pass all required assessments (include a re-test within 2 weeks from course end date)

*Participants who do not fulfil the above criteria are not eligible for WSQ funding and certification, and are required to pay the course fee in full.

About the Organizer

​​​​​​​The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was set up in July 1991 and acts as a link between NTU and the community by providing continuing education for our alumni and others who are keen to advance their knowledge and learn practical skills.

With CEE’s innovative and practical training programmes, individuals will embark on a journey to explore new frontiers and sharpen minds. From engineering to management disciplines, CEE designs programmes that realise talent and challenge thinking. The organisation also creates unique opportunities for growth and transformation.

Since 1991, CEE has trained tens of thousands of leaders and professionals and continues to strengthen its position as a leading professional development training provider in Singapore and the region.

Past Events


Inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge Grand Finals Prize Presentation

Over 129 tertiary students across 35 teams took part in the inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge that seeks to plug Singapore students with a passion for technology into the maritime industry.
Students from the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Polytechnic were announced as winners of the challenges posed by Eastport Maritime, Kanda and Torvald Klaveness at the Prize Presentation held on 13 November 2021.

MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Three challenge statements, 35 teams, 129 students and 12 finalist teams from 4 universities & 3 polytechnics. Catch behind-the-scene highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021.

Singapore Maritime Foundation | MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Catch highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021. We thank Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport Mr. Chee Hong Tat for being our Guest-of-Honour at the event.

SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Year-in-Perspective Video

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SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Opportunities Amid Disruptions

The 2022 SMF New Year Conversations that took place on 13 January 2022 was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations. Over 250 industry leaders across the breadth of maritime attended physically and virtually.
Singapore was announced to have secured the overall top spot as an international maritime centre for the fifth consecutive time in the DNV-Menon Leading Maritime Cities 2022 report.
Thank you to our industry partners for your strong support.

Mr. Lars Kastrup


Mr. Lars Kastrup is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL).

Prior to joining PIL, Mr. Kastrup was CEO of NOL/APL, and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A at CMA CGM Group. A veteran in the global shipping industry with over 30 years of experience, Mr Kastrup’s other roles include Executive Vice President of Assets at CMA CGM Group heading up CMA Terminals, CMA Ships, Container Logistics as well as regional carriers such as MacAndrews, OPDR and Mercosul; as well as Vice President at AP Moller-Maersk.
Mr. Kastrup complemented his tertiary education with leadership and management training at Penn State University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Angeline Teo


Ms. Angeline Teo is the Managing Director and Head of Global Transportation and Offshore, Global Corporate Banking at OCBC Bank which focuses on the maritime, aviation, land & port ecosystems.
Ms. Teo has spent over three decades in maritime finance. Prior to OCBC, Ms. Teo was working at ING Bank, ABN Amro and DnB in Singapore focusing on maritime and offshore.
Ms. Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. John Martin


Mr. John Martin began his career in London in 1989 with Richards Hogg Lindley Average Adjusters, and qualified as a Fellow of the UK Association of Average Adjusters in 2000.
At RHL he worked in their offices in Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 2003 he joined Gard Hong Kong, as a claims handler. Mr. Martin also worked in Gard Japan, and in 2014 he moved to Singapore to set up the Gard Singapore office.
Besides running Gard Singapore, Mr. Martin also heads the P&I and H&M claims units and is the Senior Claims Representative for Gard in Asia.

Mr. Cyril Ducau


Mr. Cyril Ducau is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte Ltd, a leading shipping company headquartered in Singapore for the past 30 years.

He is also currently the Chairman of Kenon Holdings Ltd and a member of the board of directors of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd. and of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation Limited, which was established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. He was previously Head of Business Development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London from 2008 to 2012 and acted as Director and Chairman of Pacific Drilling SA between 2011 and 2018.
Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited, Mr. Ducau was Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London between 2000 and 2008.
Mr. Ducau graduated from ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and holds a Master of Science in business administration and a Diplom Kaufmann.