Industry Collaborations

Industry Collaborations

To date, SIMTech has completed over 11,000 collaborations with more than 3,700 companies in the precision engineering, medtech, aerospace, automotive, marine, oil & gas, electronics, semiconductor, logistics and other sectors. 


Flexible Robotised Precision Finishing System


  • A flexible robotised  precision finishing system for large complex aerospace parts
  • Comprehensive calibration method, error compensation and force control technology, finishing accuracy of  +/- 0.2 mm
  • Quality and productivity is improved, with successful implementation in a work cell

 

Robotised Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) System


  • Using the LAAM system, the repair time for some parts was reduced from 4 days to 20 minutes
  • The LAAM repair process is successfully certified for a marine MRO by DNV

 

Magneto-Rheological Finishing (MRF) Multi-roller System


  • A novel approach in applying magneto-rheological finishing (MRF) process to  improve glass edge finishing in LCD substrate production

2D and 3D Wire Bond Inspection System


  • Developed with SIMTech's Industry Partner - Component Technology

Portable Blood Bag Warmer System (PBBW)



  • PBBW, SIMTech's product innovation, is commercialised by Hisaka
  • The printed heaters on the blood bags are produced using SIMTech's roll-to-roll printing technology

 

RFID Tracking System


  • RFID Tracking System implemented at Kim Hiap Lee (KHL)
  • Improves pallets track & trace information of pallets globally
  • Implementation of system resulted in 20% increase in pallet leasing volume and 10% increase in revenue

 

Examples of Completed Industry Projects:

Aerospace:

  • Development of robotic finishing system for robotised propeller finishing
  • Development of innovative,  environment-friendly and efficient laser cleaning processes for aircraft components
  • Study of forming ribbed aluminium panel  
  • Feasibility study on laser  sintering ceramic onto Ni-based alloy to repair defective aero engine components cost effectively
  • Repair of Ni-based alloy components with high Ti/Al compositions using Laser Aided Additive

 

Automotive:

  • New high performance lead-free composite solders for harsh environment
  • Development of structural controlled polymer nanocomposites for simultaneous improvements in electrical conductivity and mechanical strength
  • Development of high performance Ternary Polymer Composites for Automotive Applications
  • Key technology to boost technical competence for tyre rim manufacturing

 

Electronics & Semicon:

  • Measurement of mode properties in fibre optic instrument
  • Product improvement on the semiconductor device for quality inspection, measurement and accuracy
  • Thermal cycling test and failure analysis of solder joints of high-power integrated packages
  • Automation of manual wafer inspection system
  • Development of a wire-cutting module
  • Feasibility and proof-of-concept studies on methods to enhance Magneto-rheological Finishing (MRF) finishing of ground LCD glad edge
  • Study of new lead-free solder alloys
  • Development of new conductive paste for solar cell application
  • Interfacial adhesive stress study for high-power electronics packaging 

 

Logistics:

  • Warehouse performance improvement through layout design and operation streamlining
  • Event-driven business process management system for pallet manufacturing operations
  • Intelligent control system for non-palletised cargo handling systems
  • Smart recipe modelling and tuning for Nitride process
  • RFID-based personnel tracking system
  • Intelligent and automated cargo inventory control system enhances Singapore's airport hub

 

Medtech:

  • Development of microfluidics device for gene cloning
  • 2D/3D X-ray system development for manufacturing of medical devices and complex assemblies
  • Design and development of nasal spray
  • Design and development of flexible endoscope
  • Problem identification for ultrasonic plastics welding process
  • Design and development of self-warming blood bag
  • Licensed SIMTech's printing technology to produce printed heater sticker for self-warming blood bag
  • New bones with biocompatible polymers using 3D printing

 

Marine, Oil & Gas:

  • Gun Drilling Industry Capability Development
  • Development and Characterisation of Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) process for repair of small turbocharger components
  • Application of Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) in Turbocharger MRO
  • Feasibility study on Laser Additive Welding of alloyed rods
  • New technology to shorten heat treatment cycle

 

Precision Engineering:

  • Vibration reduction
  • Thermal simulation and Analysis
  • Ultrasonic Vibration (USV) assisted ultra-precision machining technology and knowledge transfer
  • Laser surface microprocessing of non-sparking metals and high temperature polymers
  • Laser micro-machining of polyimide and tungsten carbide
  • Improving productivity and quality on injection mould design through CAE Design & Verification
  • Study on precision forging of stainless steel component

 

Others:

  • Carbon footprint assessment and reduction analysis for sustainable construction of the new pedestrian bridge at Marine Bay
  • Design support for heat exchanger miniaturisation and welding procedures for miniaturised heat exchanger 
  • 2D to 3D X-ray System for remanufacturing
  • Novel technique for detecting impurities in toughened glass panels