In collaboration with SIMTech and Fraunhofer (IWS) Institute for Materials and Beam Technology, AAIS jointly organised a workshop on additive manufacturing process chains for aerospace on 18 May 2017.

Interest in Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been growing among Singapore aerospace companies in line with the increasing adoption by aircraft manufacturers and OEMs in recent years. 3D printed parts have been integrated into engines, interiors and more recently, in flight control mechanisms of new generation aircraft. Unlike conventional production, AM makes it possible to replace the classic case of “design for manufacturing” with “design for function“. With this and other advantages it offers, the application of AM is anticipated to broaden within the aerospace industry – from rapid prototyping to being an integral part of digital manufacturing.


Participants of the workshop first heard from Dr Wei Jun of SIMTech on the institute’s AM technologies. Prof Christoph Leyens, director of the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden then followed with a presentation on Process Chains for New Parts and Repair. Interested companies also had the opportunity to have one-to-one discussion slots with the speakers after the workshop.

AAIS is pleased to have organised this event with SIMTech and the Fraunhofer Institute. We will continue to encourage and facilitate the industry in adopting new technologies towards building a sustainable aerospace community for the future.