Methods Of Qualification And Certification For Additive Manufacturing

(MasterClass in IMPLEMENTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT)

Note: International participants are required to make a pre-payment of their course fee (deposit) to secure their seats and complete their registration for this masterclass. For more details, please read the "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS" section in the course webpage.

Introduction

Our Masterclass provides comprehensive coverage of the requirements and routes to validation for metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts produced by powder-bed fusion (PBF) and directed energy deposition (DED) manufacturing processes. This three-day training programme, spread over five sessions, is based on ISO and ASTM standards and is intended for individuals who use, or plan to use, AM in serial or critical applications and would like to learn more about the routes to Qualification and Certification. Participants are expected to have a solid background in Additive Manufacturing.

The programme leverages recent case studies from the PBF and DED world to provide context for structural integrity challenges and opportunities. Our expert trainers have extensive in-depth experience in Materials, Qualification and Certification, and making parts from Additive Manufacturing Methods. The learning methods are based on logic and experience, and real-life best practices (and lessons learned) will be shared. This is not a series of lectures; there will be discussions, mini-workshops, and ample opportunities to ask questions. the routes to Qualification and Certification. Participants are expected to have a solid background in Additive Manufacturing.

Who Should Attend

This Masterclass is suitable for
  • AM Manager & Company Executives
  • AM Engineers & AM machine/process operators
  • QA/QC Engineers
  • Individuals who wish to know the route to qualification and certification

Why This MasterClass

Our co-organiser, ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), offers world-class Additive Manufacturing (AM) training with strong positive reviews from past participants. Partnering with A*STAR Research Entities (Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology & Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre) for this MasterClass, our goal is to provide training that supports additive manufacturing adoption scaling and gain awareness of the best practices and latest advancements in additive manufacturing.

Programme Agenda

Programme Agenda

Programme Agenda

Day 1

(Session 1: Morning)

  • QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION FOUNDATION (By Dr Mohsen Seifi)
    • Welcome and Introduction Address
    • Fundamentals of Qualification and Certification
    • AM Part Classifications & Consequences
(Session 2: Afternoon)
  • MATERIAL PROPERTIES, ALLOWABLE, MATERIAL PROPERTY SUITE (By Dr Nima Shamsaei)
    • Materials Properties for AM Qualification and Certification
    • Materials Allowable for AM Qualification and Certification
    • Materials Property Suite for AM Qualification and Certification

Day 2

(Session 3: Morning)

  • REQUIREMENTS & ROUTE TO QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION (By Mr Andy Lu)
    • Requirements, Standards, and Regulatory Requirements
    • IQ/OQ/PQ Process
    • Candidate Material Qualification

(Session 4: Afternoon)

  • PART PRODUCTION CONTROLS & QUALIFICATION TESTING (By Dr Khalid Rafi)
    • Part Production Controls, NDE Considerations, and Defects
    • Managing Supply Chain, Qualification Testing & Service
    • Case Studies and Discussions

Day 3

(Session 5: Full-day)

  • TECHNICAL TOUR (Coordinated by A*STAR Additive Innovation Centre, AIC)

Trainers' profile

Dr Mohsen Seifi

Dr Mohsen Seifi,
Vice President, Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International

Dr Mohsen Seifi is the Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs at ASTM, ascending to this pivotal role in May 2022 after initiating his journey with the organisation as the Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs in January 2018. With over 13 years of enriched experience in advanced manufacturing and business development, Dr Seifi has demonstrated exemplary leadership and technical expertise. Before his engagement at ASTM, he managed and contributed significantly to various research and business programs, particularly those funded by the government, showcasing his deep technical expertise and adeptness in business development.

Dr Nima Shamsaei

Dr Nima Shamsaei,
Philpott-WPS Distinguished Professor & NCAME Director, Auburn University


Dr Nima Shamsaei currently holds the position of Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. Additionally, he serves as the founding director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), a research centre funded by NASA and NIST, dedicated to advancing additive manufacturing (AM) technology. NCAME is also a key U.S.-based founding partner of the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), aiming to guide multidisciplinary research and foster effective collaborations among industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organisations to ensure a coordinated global effort to rapidly close standards and workforce development gaps in advanced manufacturing.

Dr Khalid Rafi

Dr Khalid Rafi,
Senior Lead, Additive Manufacturing Program Development, ASTM International


Dr Khalid Rafi is a distinguished expert in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), holding the position of Senior Additive Manufacturing Program Development Lead at the ASTM AM Center of Excellence (CoE). With extensive experience and expertise, Dr Rafi plays a pivotal role in collaborating with AM CoE partners to formulate programs focused on AM education, workforce development, standardization, and certification.

Mr Andy Lu

Mr Andy Lu, Manager, Additive Manufacturing Programs, Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International

Mr Andy Lu (Lu Zhen) has been in the industry of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for over 11 years with proficiency in various industrial AM systems and software. He has rich theoretical and hands-on experience in the topics of AM, material science, process parameters of laser systems and Design for AM (DfAM) etc. In his prior role as the Application Engineering Manager (Asia Pacific) at Nikon SLM Solutions Singapore Office, he delivered more than 100 professional AM training sessions in regions like Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India.

Upon Completion of This MasterClass

Upon Completion

Participants will be awarded with a certificate of attendance by A*STAR SIMTech and a globally recognised certificate from ASTM International if they achieve at least 75% course attendance.

Full and Nett Course Fees

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $1,600 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

International
Participants
Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (MCES) ²SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
$1,744
$523.20$203.20$203.20
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

LONG TERM VISIT PASS PLUS (LTVP+) HOLDERS

  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SMEs) SCHEME (ETSS)

SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.

SKILLSFUTURE MID-CAREER ENHANCED SUBSIDY (MCES)

SkillsFuture Credit

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

How course fees are calculated

TYPECATEGORY OF INDIVIDUALS
International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
FUNDING SOURCE
 Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,120)($1,440)($1,440)
Nett Course Fee$1,600$480 $160$160
GST 9%
$144 $43.20* $43.20* $43.20*
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$1,744$523.20 $203.20 $203.20
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Additional Requirements 

FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

  • The full course fee for this 3-day masterclass is SGD 1,600 and is subject to local taxes (GST 9%).
  • The full course fee excludes accommodation and travel costs.
  • For information on traveling to Singapore, please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore's website. Kindly stay up to date with the visa requirements and Singapore's Border Control Measures.

Pre-payment of Course Fee (Deposit) required

  • To secure your seat in this masterclass and complete your registration, we request that you proceed with a (1) non-refundable deposit payment of SGD 480 (30% of the full course fee, excluding local taxes); or (2) full course fee payment of SGD 1,744 (inclusive of local taxes). This payment is due within 5 calendar days upon submission of the registration form.

Payment Information

  • The payment details are shown below.
    Deposit Amount Options: (1) SGD 480 (30% of full course fee; excluding local taxes); or
    (2) SGD 1,744 (Full course fee; inclusive of local taxes)
    Payment Deadline: 5 calendar days upon submission of the registration form
    Payment Method: Bank Transfer
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  • If you have selected to proceed with the non-refundable deposit payment of SGD 480 (30% of the full course fee, excluding local taxes), please note that the payment of the remaining course fee of SGD 1,264 (70% of the full course fee; inclusive of local taxes) must be made by the first day of the course. The payment method and bank account details are as per the above-mentioned.
  • An official confirmation email with more administrative details will be sent to the international participants upon completion of either the non-refundable deposit payment or the full course fee (and local taxes) payment. Please keep a look out for the official confirmation email from us.

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr SUN Chen-Nan,
Email:  cnsun@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

Dr Krishnan Manickavasagam,
Email: krishnan@ARTC.a-star.edu.sg
  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Dr Sharon NAI,
Email: aic@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


Registration

  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
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  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.

Schedule

Module
Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
(Click on dates to view schedules)
Registration Status
  • Methods of Qualification and Certification for Additive Manufacturing

    (MasterClass in Implementing Additive Manufacturing in Production Environment)
TGS-2024045027 FD24 to 26 Jun 2024
Note: International participants are required to make a pre-payment of their course fee (deposit) to secure their seats and complete their registration for this masterclass. For more details, please read the "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS" section in the course webpage.

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.

Announcement:

  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
Sessions
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening