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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  23 Jan 2017
  • Aerospace  6 Apr 2017
  • Healthcare  21 July 2017
  • Emerging Applications  7 Nov 2017

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”.

Through this multi-pronged approach, NAMIC aims to create a social and economic impact in Singapore, seeding capabilities and positioning Singapore for the future in anticipation of Industry 4.0 and the era of digital manufacturing.

Emerging Applications Summit

NAMIC AM Series’ Emerging Applications Summit on 7 November 2017

From across the emerging applications ecosystem, over 300 delegates will gather to discuss the role 3D printing is playing  in emerging applications.

The 3 key themes to be explored at the summit include:

  • AM in the Building and Construction Industry
  • Product and Industrial design innovation through AM
  • Food Technology : Printing tomorrow’s food


  • Developing a collaborative and innovative ecosystem for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Singapore
  • Showcasing the state of technology, latest trends and practices for AM in emerging applications
  • 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 emerging applications

Who to Attend?

  • Company Decision Makers
  • AM Practitioners, Solution Providers
  • Industry OEMs

Job Functions

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • 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 Control
  • Consulting
  • Supply Chain

What to Expect

  • Understanding the Capabilities and Commercial benefits of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and How it is Opening New Applications and Markets
  • How AM can revolutionise Sustainable Design
  • AM in Construction Technology producing innovative solutions:
    • Building affordable houses with AM
    • The world’s first 3D printed office of the future
    • How AM will change the landscape of architecture and construction
  • How AM can impact Product and Industrial Design :
    • The voice of AM in the consumer goods industry
    • AM paves way customised wearables and devices
    • How can AM tackle industrial supply chain challenges
  • Tomorrow’s Food through AM:
    • How can AM reduce waste and reduce processing costs
    • The importance of food materials used in AM
    • Will AM be a disruptor or will remain just a novelty in the food industry

Conference Venue

Raffles City Convention Centre

Raffles City Convention is centrally located in the heart of the city. With the state-of-the-art facilities such as comet stations and a satellite conference system, it offers a Seamless approach to technology to support to the conference


Time Programme
08:00 am

Morning Coffee & Registration


08:55 pm

AM Summit Opening Remarks

Ong Ken Lip, Business Development & Strategic Partnership Director, NAMIC

09:00 am

Welcome Address 

Dr Ho Chaw Sing, Managing Director, NAMIC

09:05 am

Opening Speech By Guest Of Honour

Teng? ?Theng? ?Dar, Non Resident Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Global Business Advisor to Miyagi and Shizuoka Prefecture, Chairman, Regina Global Holdings Pte Ltd

09:30 am

Opening Keynote: Understanding the Capabilities and Commercial Progress of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and How it is Opening New Applications and Markets

  • Exploring the issues that surround a paradigm shift in consumerism
  • To what extent do consumers wish to shape the world around them and what tools might they need to facilitate this?
  • Can consumers become ‘prosumers’ without undue effort or the compromise of amateur results?
  • Can the designer retain control as creative ground is ceded to the user and what are the implications for creative ownership, identity and brand?

Lionel Dean, Industrial Designer, FutureFactoriesStudio

09:50 am

How AM can Revolutionise Sustainable Design

  • Finding a sustainability story in the materials used
  • Discover how AM could pave the way to a healthier industry for sustainable design and production
  • Trends and developments from the materials perspective

Chris Lefteri, Founder, Chris Lefteri Design Pte Ltd

10:20 am

Latest Material Development: Transforming Nature’s Materials into Biologically-Insipired Composites for 3D Printing

  • The use of recent advances in microelectronic engineering and biochemistry on natural materials
  • How will these bioinspired materials help tackle some of the 3D Printing and current environmental challenges
  • Understanding the basic concepts of bioinspired materials and SUTD’s latest developments in this space

Javier G. Fernandez, Assistant Professor, SUTD

10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break


11:10 am

3D Printing: The Dawn of a New Era in Construction

  • Introduction of 3D printing concept in the construction space
  • Discussing the state-of-the-art of construction 3D printing
  • Review of recent development and application

Dr. Jacky Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, NUS

11:30 am

3D Printed Toilets in India

  • How does AM help to improved productivity, logistics, supply chain and cost efficiency
  • Quality and standards of materials and components – is this a huge challenge in this project?
  • Showcase of project

Joint Presentation

Willy Ng, Co-Founder, Hamilton Labs

Dr. Shyam Anand Jha, Founder Secretary, Centre for Rural Information and Action (CRIA)

12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: How AM will Change the Landscape of Architecture and Construction

  • Is AM the future for building?
  • Overcoming the big problem of scale and costs of AM on 1:1 construction scale
  • Regulatory framework of buildings through AM – do new materials and techniques require an approval process and standards?


Thomas Schroepfer, Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD

Dr Hossein Rezai, Director, Web Structures

Lionel Dean, Industrial Designer, FutureFactoriesStudio

Dr. Jacky Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, NUS

Moderator :

Michael Petch, Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch


01:40 pm

The Growing Role of AM in Design Innovation for the Automotive Industry

  • The use of AM to optimise design for cars and decrease design time
  • Tooling cost vs 3D printing: How can AM help to meet the bottom line of cost and speed
  • How AM could add the performance factor necessary to meet production demands and regulations
  • Materials challenge: Addressing the cost, design standards/guidelines for AM and standardization in material and processes and reliability

Matteo Bertezzolo, CEO and Co-Founder, Bermat

02:00 pm

How Can We Get Away From a ‘Lego’ Approach to Design & Engineering and Towards Something More Organic

  • Understanding the complexity of developing functional consumer devices using 3D printing
  • How can you make your users/consumers be more engaged with AM
  • Case study: How AM is paving way for health wearables

David Hartmann, CEO and founder, Sendinaden

02:20 pm

How can 3D Printing Create Customer Satisfaction, while Achieving Innovation, Convenience and Powerful Design

  • What are the benefits and room for innovation AM can bring in various industries especially food, fashion and construction design?
  • Successful case studies from DeFacto include:
  • Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest 3D Printed Structure
  • Projects in the Fashion-Tech Space
  • Innovations Created for Food

Leandro Rolon, CEO, Founder, DeFacto

02:40 pm

World’s First 3D Printer for Candy – Allowing Customized Designs and Print within Minutes

Melissa Snover , Managing Director, Katjes Magic Candy Factory

03:00 pm

Afternoon Networking Break


03:30 pm

Women in AM – Have We Moved the Needle

Each speaker will give a 15min presentation followed by a 20min panel discussion

Presentation 1: Thinking Outside the Box – The Use of AM Technology, Science and Design to Innovate Food Production and Consumption

Chloé Rutzerveld, Founder, Chloé Rutzerveld Food & Concept Design

Presentation 2: How AM can be a Powerful Enabler in Bringing New Products to Market Faster

Vivian Hartmann, Founder, Vivaciously

Presentation 3: Creating Healthier and More Nutritious Food with 3D Printing

Gladys Wong, Chief Dietitian / Senior Manager, Nutrition & Dietetics Dept, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Presentation 4: How AM is Creating Jewellery Business 2.0

Ting Tang, Founder, Elements Lab

Presentation 5: Exploring New Technologies and Innovations in 3D Printing

Yeong Wai Yee, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU

Moderator :

Michael Petch, Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)

05:05 pm

Closing Panel Discussion: Will AM be a Disruptor or will it Remain Just a Novelty in the Industry?


David Hartmann, CEO and founder, Sendinaden

Matteo Bertezzolo, CEO and Co-Founder, Bermat

Leandro Rolon, CEO, Founder, DeFacto

Melissa Snover, Managing Director, Katjes Magic Candy Factory

Moderator :

Michael Petch, Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)

05:45 pm

Closing Remarks by Session Chair


David Hartmann
David Hartmann

CEO and founder, Sendinaden

Vivian Hartmann
Vivian Hartmann

Founder, Vivaciously

Gladys Wong
Gladys Wong

Chief Dietitian / Senior Manager, Nutrition & Dietetics Dept, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Dr. Hossein Rezai
Dr. Hossein Rezai

Director, Web Structures

Dr. Lionel T Dean
Dr. Lionel T Dean

Industrial Designer, FutureFactories Studio

Chloé Rutzerveld
Chloé Rutzerveld

Founder, Chloé Rutzerveld Food & Concept Design

Ting Tang
Ting Tang

Founder, Elements Lab

Javier G. Fernandez
Javier G. Fernandez

Assistant Professor, SUTD

Thomas Schroepfer
Thomas Schroepfer

Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD

Matteo Bertezzolo
Matteo Bertezzolo

CEO and Co-Founder, Bermat

Michael Petch
Michael Petch

Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)

Melissa Snover
Melissa Snover

Managing Director, Katjes Magic Candy Factory

Leandro Rolon
Leandro Rolon

CEO, Founder, DeFacto

Dr. Jacky K.H. CHUNG
Dr. Jacky K.H. CHUNG

Assistant Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment

Chris Lefteri
Chris Lefteri

Founder, Chris Lefteri Design Pte Ltd

Dr. Shyam Anand Jha
Dr. Shyam Anand Jha

Founder Secretary, Centre for Rural Information and Action (CRIA)

Yeong Wai Yee
Yeong Wai Yee

Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU

Teng Theng Dar
Teng Theng Dar

Non Resident Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Global Business Advisor to Miyagi and Shizuoka Prefecture, Chairman, Regina Global Holdings Pte Ltd

Willy Ng
Willy Ng

Co-Founder, Hamilton Labs

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