The DAAD together with TUM Asia organized a Science Lecture on 8th November 2018 on the topic ‘Future of 3D Printing’. The session started with a welcome address by DAAD Singapore & German Embassy followed by interesting presentations. The attendees had plenty of opportunities to discuss, network, exchange ideas, and make new connections.

Experienced academics and researchers shared key emerging trends and developments in aerospace and additive engineering as well as raised awareness on the new opportunities and risks at play in areas of software-defined radio technology and hybrid electronic-mechanical structures.

Dr. Martin Rott – Academic Director, Department of Astronautics at the Technische Universität München (TUM) spoke about the CubeSat programme – Munich Orbital Verification Experiment (MOVE) which was initiated in 2006 at the Institute of Astronautics (LRT) at Technical University of Munich (TUM). It focuses on technology demonstration and the hands-on education of students, complementing theoretical classwork knowledge in state-of-the-art aerospace engineering.

Dr. Shweta Agarwala – Research Scientist, Singapore Center for 3D Printing at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) spoke about the advent of additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, which has enabled rapid production of labour-intensive parts with complex geometries which made possible to realise objects that cannot be processed through traditional manufacturing methods.

The session ended with high-tea and networking amongst attendees and the researchers.