Technology Infusion Programme on Polymer Composite Application and Manufacturing Technology (1)

Date: 06 Oct 2010 - 10 Nov 2010

Venue: Seminar Room. Valley Block, 71 Nanyang Drive


Composite materials have attracted increasing interest in industrial applications due to their high strength and stiffness at low weight. However, their processing and mechanical behaviour are quite different from conventional materials such as polymers or metals. As such, their use is still somewhat limited despite the fact that composites may present economical and ecological advantages to both the manufacturer and the end user. Through this TIP course, the attendees will gain an overview of the field of composites, their properties and processing methods. Having a basic understanding will enable the participants to make an informed decision on the use of composites in their respective fields.


Course Outline

- Introduction to polymer composites and their applications      
- Polymer resins for composite materials                           
- Characteristics and manufacturing of nanocomposites
- Fibre reinforcements for improved strength and stiffness   
- Overview of liquid composite moulding processes
- Out-of-autoclave prepreg processing
- Composite materials characterisation & Mechanical properties
- Hands-on processing demos


Course Leaders
Dr Zhao Jianhong, Ms Ng Feng Lin, Dr Lim Szu Hui, Dr Yu Suzhu, Dr Teo Wern Sze, Dr Martin Landert
The speakers are research scientists and engineers involved in research activities in composites processing at SIMTech. The materials they focus on range from nano to continuous reinforcements, from thermoset to thermoplastic polymers, and from natural to synthetic fibres. They have conducted research and development activities in the areas of liquid composite moulding, modelling, natural fibre reinforced polymers, nanocomposites for automotive applications. Results generated in these projects have been showcased at JEC Show Asia composites exhibition and the building and construction industry’s Build Eco Xpo (BEX Asia) exhibition.

Who Should Attend

Managers, assistant managers, engineers, executives and technologists from the precision engineering, electronics, automation, aerospace, marine and shipbuilding, oil and gas and petrochemical industries.


Pre-registration for the TIP course is necessary. please register online.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Closing date:5 October 2010

Registration fee inclusive of 7% GST, course materials, refreshments and mini-buffet dinner (halal).

SMS Member : $428.00 per participant

Non-SMS Member : $535.00 per participant

Companies which join SIMTech Membership (SMS) now enjoy a complimentary TIP seat. SMS members enjoy a 20% discounted rate, subject to conditions.  

Payment by cheque should be crossed and made payable to "Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology".

Contact Us

Enquiries on course content: Dr Martin Landert,


General enquiries: Ms Samantha Sukiyama Chan,


SMS Membership: Call Ms Devi at 6793 8388 or email