Operationalising Additive Mfg: Comprehensive overview (Processes/Codes/Stds/QC&QA and Certification)

Course Date:
10 - 13 Feb 2020

Registration Period:
30 Sep - 27 Jan 2020

32 hours / 4 days

9 am to 6 pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

In Singapore, the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) have identified Additive Manufacturing as the emerging trend and skills for Precision Engineering, Aerospace and Marine & Offshore sectors (under manufacturing cluster). Additive Manufacturing technology has captured global attention as it has shown to have the power to revolutionise the manufacturing process and streamline distribution channels. Wohlers Associates (2016) valued the global Additive Manufacturing market to be worth US$7.3 billion, and the estimated growth is expected to triple by 2020 to US$21.2 billion. 

While adoption in Aerospace and Automotive has been high, there has been limited adoption in Marine and Offshore Industries. This is due to the third-party qualification required to certify components. Furthermore, no explicit standards currently exist for marine & offshore sectors to facilitate such qualifications. There is significant confusion from industry on the pathway to certification and the appropriate standards to apply. If parts cannot be certified, they cannot be approved for use, thereby limiting the adoption of Additive Manufacturing. As many industries have shifted from Additive Manufacturing prototyping to manufacturing parts, this course aims to provide industries with the much needed guidance in Additive Manufacturing product certification. Global energy, marine and offshore companies such as General Electric, Rolls Royce, Emerson, Keppel, Woodside, FMC, BP, and Shell are increasingly investing in Additive and Digital Manufacturing to shorten prototyping and production time, thereby reducing manpower and operational costs.

Course Objective

The course enables participants to achieve a comprehensive understanding of Additive Manufacturing with emphasis on standards, codes and certification of Additive Manufacturing parts. The course also equips participants with the knowledge required to operationalise their organisations to adopt Additive Manufacturing and the processes required for part approval. 

Course Outline

• Overview of certification, metal Additive Manufacturing processes, and design for Additive Manufacturing
• Materials: Roles and responsibility in metal powders handling, quality control, and material certification
• Manufacturing: Understand the Additive Manufacturing systems and qualification, implementation of quality systems and audit
• Post-processing and Inspection: New development in finishing operations to support Additive Manufacturing, general requirements in inspection and testing
• Quality control and Certification: Understand the accredited quality management systems, facility and manufacturing control, and approaches to certification for Additive Manufacturing and certification schemes.
• Understand the relevant Additive Manufacturing codes and standards and their application.

Suitable for

Project Managers, Engineers, Procurement Managers, Operations Managers, Quality Assurance Managers

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Additive Manufacturing and Diploma or Higher Nitec in Engineering or a related discipline

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Trainer Profile

The trainer, Mr. David Hardacre who is based in the United Kingdom (UK) is the Technical Lead of Lloyd’s Register Additive Manufacturing (AM) programme and a global thought leader in safe and sustainable adoption of Additive Manufacturing for industrial applications.

Through the efforts of the AM team at LR, and in close collaboration with industry partners including Rolls Royce, The Welding Institute, Laborelec and global research organisations, David led the development of the “Guidance Notes for Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Parts”.

David also serves as a contributing member of several standards committee including ISO / TC 261, ASTM F42, API 20S, UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing, and ASME BPTCS.  


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above 
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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c) Cheques
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Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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