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SMC Annual Conference 2016


Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing
Opportunities and Challenges

3 November 2016, Thursday | 8.30am - 4.00pm
Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, Halls 1, 2 & 3
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With the increasing scarcity of natural resources and prices of many critical raw materials, you have only one option: Use fewer resources and optimise their use.
 

To help local companies adapt and ride on this global trend, SIMTech’s Sustainable Manufacturing Conference 2016 (SMC2016), with the theme, "Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing - Opportunities and Challenges" will be held on 3 November 2016, at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. The conference, aiming to help companies learn more about resource efficiency in manufacturing, is divided into four themes: Opportunities and Challenges, Methodologies, Materials Efficiency, and Water Management.

The Foundation for Resource Efficiency - Life-Cycle Engineering
The effective sustainability strategies have to be based on systemic and closed-looped resource approaches, hence the term, Life-cycle Engineering. Professor Christoph Herrmann, Director of the Institute of Machine Tools and Production (Germany) will give a comprehensive review on how life-cycle engineering has recently became an indispensable tool for sustainability issues in manufacturing. His review will cover the various types of manufacturing resources, from materials, manpower, water, energy to wastes, in a holistic resource management framework.

The Disruptive Technology for Sustainability - Material Informatics
Materials Informatics or Materials Data Science bridges the gap between multiscale models and multiscale experiments. At the same time, the availability and variety of inexpensive sensors, faster and cheaper computing power, cloud, open source and user friendly apps, big data analytics, algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence have been expanding exponentially. These, coupled with deep knowledge of diverse manufacturing processes and materials, will enable resources productivity, process efficiency, environmental performance of products and perhaps, zero waste.

The Market for Manufacturing Resource Efficiency - Trends and Opportunities
Driven by the need to enhance resource efficiency, government agencies and businesses are now leading initiatives in sustainable manufacturing. Mr Satish Lele, Senior Vice-President of Frost & Sullivan (Singapore) will be sharing on the market and industry landscape of resource efficiency, from both local and regional perspectives. His presentation will review the key concepts of sustainability as well as the trends related to sustainable manufacturing and various technologies supporting these initiatives.

More details of the conference and the speakers can be found in the programme, appended below. On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to invite you to register and attend this conference.

Yours cordially,
Dr Chen Wei Long
Chairman, Sustainable Manufacturing Conference 2016
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
http://www.SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg/SMC


 

When and Where
Date: 3 November 2016 (Thursday)
Time:  8.30am - 4.00pm
 Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
Halls 1, 2 & 3
(80 Jurong East St 21, Level 1
Singapore 609607)

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If you face any registration issues or have any enquiries, please contact:
Ms Lin Jiamin at:
Tel: (65) 6319 4454
Fax: (65) 6250 3659
Email: linjm@simtech.a-star.edu.sg


 

8:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am Welcome Message
Dr Chen Wei Long
Director, Sustainable Manufacturing Centre, SIMTech

Manufacturing Resource Efficiency – Opportunities and Challenges

9:10am

Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing – A Life-Cycle Engineering Approach
Dr Christoph Herrmann
Professor & Director, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Germany

Abstract:
Sustainability strategies such as energy efficiency must be based on a systemic perspective. The perspective spans from process and machine level to factory level and from raw material extraction to closed-loop supply chains. Life-cycle Engineering covers the methods and tools to develop effective strategies. Professor Christoph Herrmann, Director for the Institute of Machine Tools and Production of Germany, will present a comprehensive review on how the life-cycle engineering recently has become an indispensable approach for sustainability issues in manufacturing. His review will cover the various types of manufacturing resources, from materials, water, energy to wastes, in a holistic resource management framework.
 

9:40 am

 
Resources Efficiency in Manufacturing – Materials Informatics
Dr Seeram Ramakrishna
Professor, Materials Engineering, National University of Singapore

Abstract:
Materials innovations facilitated by materials selection based on the life cycle assessment and real time materials informatics, innovative product designs, and advanced manufacturing technologies enable better products with efficient use of materials, and reduces time and cost through materials design and deployment. Reuse, recycling, remanufacturing, as well as upcycling and recovery of resources from waste are emerging mitigating options. Life-cycle engineering or circular economy is a closed loop perspective aimed at zero waste of resources.

There is a need to organise and analyse through vast amounts and diverse sets of real time data on materials and various stages of manufacturing. Materials data science bridges the gap between multiscale models and multi-scale experiments. Inexpensive sensors, faster computing power, cloud, big data analytics, algorithms and artificial intelligence are increasingly available. These coupled with the knowledge of diverse manufacturing processes and materials will enable resources productivity, process efficiency, and improve environmental performance of products.

10:10 am
 
Trends in Sustainable Manufacturing
Mr Satish Lele
Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan Singapore

Abstract:
Governments and businesses are now leading initiatives in sustainable manufacturing, driven by the need of resource efficiency. This presentation looks at some of the key concepts of sustainability and the trends related to sustainable manufacturing and various technologies supporting this initiative.
 

10:40 am Break, Refreshments & Networking

E2i Presentation

11:20 am e2i Funding Presentation
Mr Eric Yeo
Principal Specialist, OPEC & General Manufacturing, e2i

Resource Efficiency Methodologies

11:40 am
 
Resource Efficiency Assessment
Dr Song Bin
Senior Scientist, SIMTech
12:10 pm
 
Waste Management – Mapping the Challenges, Opportunities and Technology Landscape in Singapore
Dr Jonathan Low, Lead
Life-Cycle Engineering Initiative, Sustainable Manufacturing Centre, SIMTech
12:30 pm Lunch

Resource Efficiency Technologies – Materials Efficiency

2:00 pm
 
Application of Green Materials for Hard Chrome Replacement
Dr Tan Boon Kiat
General Manager, O.E. Manufacturing Pte Ltd
2:20 pm
 
3D Additive Manufacturing towards Resource Efficiency
Dr Wei Jun
Principal Scientist & Programme Manager, SIMTech
2:40 pm
 
Embracing Green Initiatives - Turning Waste Wood into Green Products
Mr Thomas Yeo
Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development Manager, LHT Holding Limited

Resource Efficiency Technologies - Water Management

3:00 pm Industrial Waste Water Treatment – Needs and Market Trends
Eugene Liu
Founder and CEO, Century Water Technologies Pte Ltd
3:20 pm Ceramic Membranes for Water Purification
Dr Li Tao
Scientist, SIMTech
3:40 pm Industrial Waste Water Treatment by Using Advanced Oxidation Process
Dr Huang Zhaohong
Senior Scientist, SIMTech
4:00 pm Refreshments & Networking

*Please note that the above programme is subject to changes

 
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