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The Programme in Precision Engineering is a joint initiative by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Agency to equip current and future PE professionals with practical cutting-edge technologies in precision machining and laser processing, metal and plastic forming, surface coating and engineering and advanced joining.

The programme has five modular modules: Employ Laser for PE Industry; Apply Injection Moulding Tool Design; High-Speed Machining and Cutting Tools; Employ Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technologies; and Apply Advanced Joining Technologies. This programme will be conducted through a series of lectures, lab demonstrations or hands-on training in selected industrial applications.

Benefits of the Programme

This course allows workers in the PE industry to enhance their skills in higher-value manufacturing activities towards achieving higher productivity. Since the inception of the programme in 2008, more than 300 participants and 50 companies have benefited from this specialised training.

Who Should Join

This course is designed for engineers, researchers, and technicians from precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive, and other relevant industrial sectors.



Since 3 November 2014 onwards, electronic certificates (e-Certs) are issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.
 

Module | Employ Laser for PE Industry

 
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Laser machining has become an essential tool in many industrial applications where it demonstrates exceptional capabilities in terms of speed and flexibility. Understanding the properties of laser beam and how it reacts with workpiece materials will help laser machining operators better able to optimise the machining process and improve machining quality. This module introduces students to the fundamentals of laser machining technology, examines laser hazards, and highlights the safety measures required in an industrial workplace. It provides a solid understanding on the use of lasers for cutting, drilling, marking, cleaning, etc. and the issues of heat effect on the work substrates.

The course also introduce participants to emerging technologies such as laser texturing for surface property enhancements, as well as new industrial applications. Participants will be guided through hands-on sessions in using laser systems to enhance their understanding of laser machining technology in the production industry.

 


This course is designed for engineers, researchers, and technicians from the precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive and other relevant industrial sectors.
 

  • Designed to specially cater to Singapore’s industry demand
  • Delivered by expert trainers with years of laser machining and industrial experience
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date laser technologies are shared via classroom training and lab sessions
  • Case studies highlighting industrial applications


Practical Understanding of Laser Technologies Relevant to Manufacturing

 

  • Laser beam characterisation
  • Safe use of laser in manufacturing

    How to Apply Laser Machining Processes 

    • Laser cutting
    • Laser drilling
    • Laser marking, texturing and cleaning
    • New industrial applications and emerging technologies

    Practical Laser Machining

    • Case Study: Laser cutting with CNC machine: programming and operation
    • Case Study: Laser marking with scanning optics: Line arts and photos
    • Case Study: Laser micro-machining and sintering
    • Case Study: Laser texturing for modification of surface properties, e.g. wettability

        
    Dr Wang Xincai is a Senior Scientist from SIMTech. He received his BEng and MEng from the Tsinghua University, Beijing and his PhD from the National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in laser micromachining and processing. Dr Wang’s past R&D activities include III-V semiconductor materials, laser processing of GaN, laser semiconductor annealing, laser drilling/cutting of polymer composites, PCBs, alumina ceramic, and silicon substrates and laser micro/nano texturing of silicon, polymer and metal mold materials.

    View Dr Wang's researcher portfolio here.
     

     

    Module | Apply Injection Moulding Tool Design

     

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    Polymer materials are widely used in our daily lives. With advancement of materials and process technologies during the recent years, more applications have been developed for polymer materials in high precision and fast growing industries such as automotive, aerospace, photonic, computer and medical devices. However, to make good use of the advanced polymer materials, it is essential to have a good understanding of polymeric material properties and the process technologies. The objective of this course is to provide the participants with essential practical skills and a good understanding of polymeric materials processing properties and the injection moulding and mould design technologies. The course comprises injection mould design principles, applications of CAE techniques in mould design and injection moulding processes. Industrial mould design application examples will be introduced and studied through case studies. On completion of this module, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and application skills to employ the injection moulding tool design technology for industrial applications.
      
       

    This course is designed for engineers, researchers and technicians from the precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive and other relevant industrial sectors.
         

     
    • Highly practical and intensive
    • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
    • Case studies highlighting industrial application
    • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience

          


    How to Select Materials for Injection Moulding Process

     

    • Polymer materials: properties and industry applications
    • Polymer materials selection and product design
    • Injection moulding process and mould design
    • Case Study: Plastic material selection, part design and mould design for high precision biomedical device

    How to Apply CAE for Mould Design and Mould Flow Analysis

    • Mould design using 3D CAD Platform: Pro-E, Auto CAD
    • Injection mould FEM modelling and boundary condition setup
    • Mould flow analysis, results interpretation, and process optimisation
    • Case Study: Design optimisation of injection mould for high precision biomedical device moulding

    How to Apply Injection Moulding Process and Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Injection moulding machine operation and process parameters
  • Moulded part testing and characterisation techniques
  • Moulding defects and troubleshooting techniques
  • Case Study: Injection mould and moulding process development for high precision biomedical device production



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    Mr Chen Ge is a Principal Research Engineer from SIMTech. He received his MSc degree in Smart Product Design from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been involved in various types of industrial consultancy projects on CAE simulation for new moulding product development, mould design and moulding process optimisation. Mr Chen has over 20 years of experience in FEM simulation, plastic injection mould design and moulding process development.

    View Mr Chen Ge's researcher portfolio here.


    Module | Introduce High-Speed Machining and Cutting Tools


     

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    High Speed Machining (HSM) techniques have been widely used in the manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, automotive, marine, medtech, moulds and dies as well as in offshore drilling. This course will provide participants with comprehensive training on HSM techniques, introducing several HSM methods that can be used to carry out machining of 3D complex parts with good surface quality, high geometrical accuracy and high efficiency. It covers machining mechanics, machine tool dynamics, work materials, cutting tool materials, cutting tool selection, HSM strategy, NC code generation and measurements. Applications include 3D complex components and difficult-to-machine materials used in different industrial sectors such as precision engineering, aerospace, semiconductors, automotive, marine, electronics, biomedical, life science and consumer products.  
         


    This course is designed for engineers, researchers and technicians from the precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive and other relevant industrial sectors.
         

    • Highly practical and intensive
    • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
    • Case studies highlighting industrial application
    • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience
          


    How to Apply High-Speed Machining

    • HSM overview
    • Machining principles and fundamentals
    • HSM technology and strategy
    • QuickCNC NC code generation for HSM
    • Case study: HSM of microwave channel for microfluidic applications

    How to Select HSM Tools

    • Work materials
    • HSM tool materials
    • Tool selection based on work materials
    • Case study: HSM tool wear classifications

    How to Qualify HSM

    • Machine tool dynamics
    • Geometrical measurements
    • Case study: Chatter-free high-speed pocket milling for mould and die applications

    Dr Liu Kui received his PhD degree from the National University of Singapore in 2002. As a Scientist and Team Lead at SIMTech, his research interests include ultra-precision machining, micro/nano machining, ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining, ductile mode machining of brittle materials, HSM, micro EDM, diamond tool fabrication, deburring, and edge modification. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, Euspen, and the Japan Society of Professional Engineers.

    View Dr Liu Kui's researcher portfolio here.
         

    Dr Ko Jeong Hoon received his PhD degree from the Pohang University of Science Technologies, South Korea in 2003. Currently a Senior Scientist at SIMTech, he previously worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in the Institute of Machine Tools, Germany and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada as well. His research interests include multi-scale machining mechanics and dynamics, process induced vibrations, modeling and simulations/optimisations, ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining, spindle/tooling dynamics, ultra-precision machining and remanufacturing.

    View Dr Ko Jeong Hoon's researcher portfolio here.

    Module | Employ Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technologies



     
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    Bulk forming and casting are used for producing metallic components for a wide range of engineering applications in various industries such as aerospace, electronics, automotive and bio-medical. This course will provide participants with a better understanding of current, advanced and novel forming as well as casting methods. It will also offer opportunities for hands-on experience with these technologies. The course also covers forming technologies in manufacturing bulk metal components including cold forging and cold rotary forming of light metal and steels; finite element simulation technology, metallurgy for bulk metal forming as well as casting and liquid forging technologies on aluminium alloys. Participants will gain insight into achieving high accuracy and quality in the formed components, material performance, process characteristics and evaluation of manufacturing cost. The course will include hands-on experiments, operation and study using the equipment available in SIMTech.
         


    This course is designed for engineers, researchers and technicians from the precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive and other relevant industrial sectors.

     


    • Designed specifically to meet local industry demands
    • Highly practical and intensive
    • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
    • Case studies highlighting industrial application
    • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience
       

    How to apply advanced and novel metal forming processes 

    • Principles of bulk forming

    • Combined stamping and cold forging

    • Form rolling and flow forming (spin forming)

    • Case Study: Flow forming of hard-to-deform materials for aerospace parts

    How to apply metal forming simulation and material characterisation 
    • Finite element simulation for cold bulk forming
    • 3M: Material characterization, metallurgy, and material failure analysis
    • Case Study: Simulation and characterization of Al alloy for sheet metal applications

    How to apply casting and liquid forging technology 
    • Casting and liquid forging fundamentals
    • Metallurgy and simulation in casting
    • Case Study: Liquid forging of Al6XXX alloy for heat sink components
     

    Dr Chua Beng Wah obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2006. His R&D work is in the area of casting, liquid forging of non-ferrous alloys as well as powder processing of ceramic materials. Currently, he is the main investigator for the commercialisation of liquid forging technology. He is also responsible for the translation of the research output into marketable products and processes for industry adoption.

    View Dr Chua Beng Wah's researcher portfolio here.


    Module | Apply Advanced Joining Technologies



     
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    Joining technologies have been widely employed in almost all industrial sectors, from aerospace, automotive, marine and offshore, energy, chemicals, to electronics and medtech. This course is dedicated to provide comprehensive training to participants with the state-of-the-art joining techniques through classroom lectures, hands-on lab training and practical case studies on fundamental process knowledge, material characterisation, process control and optimisation, quality and reliability evaluation, as well as international regulations. It aims to provide a sound understanding of joining technologies, essential practical skills and competency to the participants so that they can apply these advanced joining technologies in their respective work environments.
      


    This course is designed for engineers, researchers and technicians from the precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, automotive and other relevant industrial sectors.
       

     

    • Designed specifically based on local industry demands
    • Highly practical and intensive
    • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies
    • Case studies highlighting industrial applications
    • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience
        


    Usage of metal welding

    • Fusion welding metallurgy and physics
    • Arc welding and its applications
    • Laser welding and cladding applications
    • Case Study: Welding repair of pressure vessel component using shielded metal arc process
    • Case Study: Repair of turbocharger components using laser cladding

    How to apply liquid/solid state joining

    • Soldering and brazing techniques
    • Solid state diffusion bonding
    • Case Study: Soldering and diffusion bonding for electronic devices and performance assessment of their joints

    How to apply polymer joining

    • Adhesive bonding
    • Plastic direct bonding
    • Case Study: Ultrasonic plastics welding process design and polymer joint performance evaluation
     

    Dr Bi Guijun is a Senior Scientist and Group Manager of the Joining Technology Group in SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Before joining SIMTech in 2008, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on welding and additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control for applications in Aerospace, Marine, Oil & Gas, PE etc. He has published more than eighty journal and conference papers related to additive manufacturing, welding and joining. His research outcomes have also been adopted and licensed to local companies in marine turbo-charger MRO and Oil & Gas industries.

    View Dr Bi Guijun's researcher portfolio here.
      
    Dr Sun Zheng obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has more than thirty years of experience in the field of materials joining, having worked in the research institute, university, and industrial environments. Dr Sun, who specialises in welding processes and welding metallurgy, has published over a hundred and twenty papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the joint recipient of the 1995 National Technology Award for contributions to the marine repair processes using electron beam technology.

    View Dr Sun Zheng's researcher portfolio here.

    Dr Sharon Nai received her PhD degree from the National University of Singapore. Her research fields include solid-state joining technologies, the development of interconnect materials and their joining technologies and the development of thermal management materials. Dr Nai has also worked closely with industry partners in the related fields and is actively involved in industrial training in the areas of diffusion bonding, micro/nano joining technologies and sustainable metal-based materials and their manufacturing processes.

    View Dr Sharon Nai's researcher portfolio here.


      
    Ms Ng Shu Pei received her Master Degree in Material Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2007. She had been working in new product development on wood adhesive and pressure sensitive adhesive in SME and MNCs before joining SIMTech. Currently, she is involving in the areas of polymer joining techniques in SIMTech.
     
    View Ms Ng Shu Pei's researcher portfolio here.

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    • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

    Module Names

    Full Course Fee (before SkillsFuture Funding and GST)

    Type of Sponsorship

    Employ Laser for PE Industry

    $2,400


    Apply Injection Moulding Tool Design

    $2,400

    Introduce High-Speed Machining and Cutting Tools

    $2,400

    Employ Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technologies

    $2,400

    Apply Advanced Joining Technologies

    $2,400

      Funding Schemes for this Programme:



      Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

      For more information on the SkillsFuture funding you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg

       

      Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
      2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis Level 8
      Singapore 138634

      How to Reach SIMTech@Fusionopolis Two
      Visitor Parking at Fusionopolis Two
         
          


      This programme is associated with the below SIMTech centre. Click on the image to visit its website.


        For general enquiries, please email to KTO-enquiry@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

          For technical enquires, please contact:

        Module | Employ Laser for PE Industry

        Dr Wang Xincai
        Email: lxcwang@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

        Module | Apply Injection Moulding Tool Design

        Mr Chen Ge
        Email: gchen@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


        Module | Introduce High-Speed Machining and Cutting Tools

        Dr Liu Kui,
        Email: kliu@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg
        Module | Employ Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technologies

        Dr Chua Beng Wah,
        Email: bwchua@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


        Module | Apply Advanced Joining Technologies

        Dr Sun Zheng
        Email: zsun@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg
           


        PE WSQ Programme in Precision Engineering

        Module Names

        Skills Course Reference Number

        Schedule Dates

        Registration 

        Employ Laser for PE Industry (45 hours)

        CRS-Q-0033846-PRE
        11 Mar 2019 - 27 Mar 2019


        Apply Injection Moulding Tool Design (51 hours)

        CRS-Q-0033845-PRE 2 Jul 2019 - 27 Aug 2019


        Introduce High Speed Machining and Cutting Tools (67 hours)

        CRS-Q-0033844-PRE


         

        Employ Advanced Metal Forming and Casting Technologies (42 hours)

        CRS-Q-0033843-PRE


         

        Apply Advanced Joining Technologies (42 hours)

        CRS-Q-0033841-PRE


         

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