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Contributing to Singapore’s Manufacturing Future through AM

Supported by the National Research Foundation and in partnership with the SPRING Singapore and Economic Development Board, NAMIC is organising a series of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Summits targeting the following core industries:

  •  Precision Engineering
  •  Aerospace/ Defence
  •  Healthcare
  •  Emerging Applications
  •  Marine Offshore/ Oil & Gas

Intended to bring together high-level decision makers, AM practitioners, regulators and investors. The summits aim to bring to the forefront latest AM developments from around the world, as well as help make sense of how Singapore will play in this “new industrial revolution”.

Healthcare Summit

“Scientists are increasingly using 3D printed organs instead of animals for various testing manoeuvres. With many more applications on the cusp of developments, the 3D Printing in Healthcare Market revenue is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by 2020. This kind of massive revenue will be aided by a CAGR of a massive 18.3% till then.” – Industry ARC, 2016

NAMIC AM Series’ Healthcare Summit on 21 July 2017
From across the healthcare ecosystem, over 300 attendees from clinicians to global device manufacturers and SMEs will gather to discuss implementation of 3D printing in healthcare systems and discover the possibilities for cutting edge research and technology in improving patient outcomes.

Key themes to be tackled at the summit include:

  • State of art in AM technologies

  • Global business opportunities

  • Regulatory guidelines and standards

  • Start-Ups and Innovation


  • Developing a collaborative and innovative ecosystem for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Singapore
  • Showcasing the state of technology, latest trends and practices for AM in healthcare
  • Addressing the barriers to AM adoption, providing access to AM technologies, knowledge, infrastructure and developmental funding
  • Supporting start-ups and companies harnessing AM technologies in healthcare

Who to Attend?


  • Neurosurgery
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Cardio vascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Oral surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Future Manufacturing
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Software/Engineering design
  • R&D
  • Strategy/Partnership
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Regulations
  • Quality
  • Consulting


  • Medtech
  • Medical Device Manufacturers/OEMs
  • Materials (Metals, Polymers, Composites), Contract Manufacturers, CAD (computer aided design)/ Software Design
  • Research Institutes
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical

What to Expect

Learn and network with over 300 practitioners from Singapore and the world as they discuss the latest in Additive Manufacturing (AM) adoption across Asia. A snapshot of the topics to be discussed at the summit:-

  • A broad overview of the Singapore health care sector and how technologies such as AM or 3D printing will transform the sector.
  • AM in surgical applications: specialist case studies on bone, organ, new applications
  • Regulatory and Quality System Consideration for AM: Regional regulatory panel
  • Start-up Innovation Spotlight: Presentation and success stories by innovative start-ups

Conference Venue

Hotel Fort Canning

Hotel Fort Canning is a magnificent and award-winning conservation hotel tucked within 18 hectares of lush greenery of Fort Canning Park. The award-wining boutique hotel is luxurious and trendy, and it combines the romance of a grand colonial edifice with lush green parklands in the heart of the city


Time Programme
08:00 am

Morning Coffee & Registration


08:45 am

AM Summit Opening Remarks

Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Managing Director, NAMIC

08:55 am

Welcome Address by NTUitive

Dr. Lim Jui, CEO, NTUitive

09:00 am

Opening Speech By Guest Of Honour

Mr Amrin Amin

Parliamentary Secretary

Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health

09:15 am

Opening Ceremony: NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS)


09:40 am

Biomedical Industry in Singapore: The Big Picture

  • Current state of healthcare
  • Trends and opportunities in Singapore
  • Government initiatives, investments and future outlook

Sheryl Chen, Head, Biomedical Sciences, Singapore Economic Development Board

10:10 am

[Keynote] Transforming Healthcare through Additive Manufacturing (AM)

  • Global trends and opportunities in healthcare
  • Improved patient outcomes and personalised healthcare
  • AM as the disrupter and enabler

Srinivas Bhylahalli, Vice President, Business Development (Asia), Anatomics Pty Ltd

10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break


11:00 am

[Panel Discussion] Crossroads of AM Innovation: Ethics, Regulations and Clinical Trials

  • Classification of medical devices and regional regulatory updates
  • Regulatory considerations for design, printing and post-printing validation
  • Ethical considerations in integrating AM in healthcare
  • Regulatory updates on AM clinical trials


Dr. Gavin O’Neill, Consultant, National University Hospital


Prof Teoh Swee Hin, Chair, School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, NTU

Sundeep Shrivastava, Director, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific, QuintilesIMS

Goh Khoon Seng, CEOOsteopore International

Greg Popp, COO, Create O&P

11:30 am


  •   VR and AM – path to prosthetics application : challenges and solutions
  •   Functionality, ergonomics and biocompatibility considerations for prosthetics
  •   Qualifying and certifying AM products for clinical use

Greg Popp, COO, Create O&P

12:00 pm

AM in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Complex Surgery

  • Case studies
  • Medical firsts and breakthroughs

Organ – Dr. Chen Ching Kit, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Orthopaedics –Associate Prof Wilson Wang, Co-Director and Thrust Lead for Bioprinting, Centre for Additive Manufacturing, NUS, Head, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head, Div of Hip and Knee Surgery, NUH and YLLSOM,

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch


01:30 pm

Innovation Spotlight 1

MSLA Technology in Dental 3D Printing

Huub van Esbroeck, Co-founder, Structo3D


01:45 pm

AM in Healthcare: Cutting-Edge Developments

[Joint Presentation]

Patient Specific Implants with Additive Manufacturing

  • Application Adoption Trend
  • Customer Case Studies
    • Patient Specific Implants
    • Patient Specific Surgical Guides
      • Dental Implants (Hybrid Manufacturing)
  • AM Work Flow
    • Deep dive into patient specific Titanium Hip Implant

Michael Kowal, Consultant, EOS

Functionally Graded Scaffolds for Tissues and Organs

  • Design, printing and post-printing validation
  • Ultra-Fine scaffold structures for Bioprinting
  • Tackling challenges in creating structural, chemical and mechanical gradients

Prof Teoh Swee Hin, Chair, School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, NTU

02:25 pm

Innovation Spotlight 2

3-D Printed Regenerative Implants

  • What is Regenerative Implants?
  • How does 3-D printing create the regenerative properties?
  • Advantages of Osteopore’s technology in regenerating tissue for the patients – clinical and economics

Dr. Lim Jing, CTO, Osteopore International


02:40 pm

Emerging Healthcare Transformation with AM Technologies

  • Making the case: UHC, pricing and reimbursement
  • AM as a cost-effective alternative
  • De-risking emerging technologies: Bench to Bedside
  • How Singapore is taking advantage of these opportunities

Sam Onukuri, Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

03:10 pm

[Panel Discussion] Collaborative Approaches for AM Solutions in Healthcare

  • Combining academic expertise and industrial capabilities through PPPs
  • Open innovation: R&D collaboration between hospitals, healthcare organisations, MNCs and start-ups


Dr. Chen Ching Kit, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital


Sam Onukuri, Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

Srinivas Bhylahalli, Vice President, Business Development (Asia), Anatomics Pty Ltd

Howard Wood, Co-Founder & Director, 3D Printing Studios (Asia & Australia)

Dr. Lars Neumann, Industry and Application Manager, TRUMPF

03:40 pm

Afternoon Networking Break


04:00 pm

Innovation Spotlight 3

Surgical Planning via 3D Models, Patient Specific Guides & Customized Implants

Mr Maltesh Somasekharappa, Founder and CEO, Supercraft3D


04:15 pm

[Panel Discussion] Regional AM Trends, Initiatives & Updates

  • Collaborative efforts within the ecosystem in the region
  • Innovations and latest developments


Matthew Waterhouse, CEO, 3D Metalforge


Associate Prof Wilson Wang, Co-Director and Thrust Lead for Bioprinting, Centre for Additive Manufacturing, NUS, Head, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head, Div of Hip and Knee Surgery, NUH and YLLSOM,

Prof Jeng Jeng Ywan, President and Founder, 3D Printing Association Taiwan

Sean Looi, General Manager, Creatz3D

Wim Michiels, Vice President Asia Pacific, Materialise

04:45 pm

Innovation Spotlight 4

On demand  AM Solutions for Personalized & Affordable Cranioplasty Implants

David Wong, Head, Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMic), Nanyang Polytechnic

05:00 pm

Bio-printing for Tissue Engineering

  • State of the art bio-printing processes
  • Potential biomedical applications in tissue repair

Prof Jerry Fuh Ying Hsi, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS


05:20 pm

[Panel Discussion] Living Up to the Hype: How Startups are Disrupting Healthcare and Driving Cost-Effective AM Innovation

  1. Why startups: Innovative startups in Singapore
  2. VC perspective: Investment trends in the region and funding evaluation criteria
  3. Role of startups in driving healthcare forward
  4. How startups are addressing the challenges in integrating AM in healthcare
  5. Panellists will answer 10 questions from the audience


Eric Loh, CEO, Trendlines Medical Singapore


Dr. Lye Whye Kei, Director, Business Development (Future Health Care), NTUitive Pte Ltd

Howard Wood, Director, 3D Printing Studios

Juzar Motiwalla, Co-Founder, Anquan Capital

Hian Goh, Founder, General Partner, NSI Ventures

05:50 pm

Closing Remarks by Session Chair

05:55 pm

Session Close


Maltesh Somasekharappa
Maltesh Somasekharappa

CEO & Co-founder, Supercraft3D

Michael Kowal
Michael Kowal

Consultant, EOS

Lim Jing
Lim Jing

Chief Technology Officer, Osteopore International Pte Ltd

Sam Onukuri
Sam Onukuri

Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Srinivas Bhylahalli
Dr. Srinivas Bhylahalli

Vice President of Business development (Asia), Anatomics Pty Ltd

Huub van Esbroeck
Huub van Esbroeck

Co-Founder, Structo3D

Dr. Chen Ching Kit
Dr. Chen Ching Kit

Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Howard Wood
Howard Wood

Co-founder & Director , 3D Printing Studios (Asia & Australia)

Juzar Motiwalla
Juzar Motiwalla

Co-founder, Anquan Capital

Dr. Lye Whye Kei
Dr. Lye Whye Kei

Director, Business Development (Future Health Care) , NTUitive Pte Ltd

Prof Swee-Hin Teoh
Prof Swee-Hin Teoh

Chair, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU

Sheryl Chen
Sheryl Chen

Head, Biomedical Sciences , Singapore Economic Development Board

Prof Jeng Jeng Ywan
Prof Jeng Jeng Ywan

President and Founder, 3D Printing Association Taiwan

David Wong
David Wong

Head, Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMiC), Nanyang Polytechnic

Dr Lars Neumann
Dr Lars Neumann

Industry and Application Manager , TRUMPF

Hian Goh
Hian Goh

Founder, General Partner , NSI Ventures

Goh Khoon Seng
Goh Khoon Seng

CEO, Osteopore International Pte Ltd

Matthew Waterhouse
Matthew Waterhouse

CEO, 3D Metalforge

Wim Michiels
Wim Michiels

Vice President Asia Pacific, Materialise

Dr Gavin O'Neill
Dr Gavin O'Neill

Consultant, National University Hospital

Sundeep Shrivastava
Sundeep Shrivastava

Director, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Asia-Pacific, QuintilesIMS

Sean Looi
Sean Looi

General Manager, Creatz3D

W. Gregory Popp
W. Gregory Popp

COO, Create O&P

Professor Jerry Fuh Ying Hsi
Professor Jerry Fuh Ying Hsi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Co-Director, NUS Centre of Additive Manufacturing

Eric Loh
Eric Loh

CEO, Trendlines Medical Singapore Pte Ltd

Assoc Prof Wilson Wang
Assoc Prof Wilson Wang

Co-Director and Thrust Lead for Bioprinting, Centre for Additive Manufacturing, NUS, Head, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head, Div of Hip and Knee Surgery, NUH and YLLSOM, NUS

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