AME005  |  Materials for 3D Printing

This technology offer highlights the work done in the area of materials for 3D printing. 3D printing has revolutionised manufacturing industries by offering a series of advantages including: New shapes and structures - Molds and cutting technologies limit formation of complex structure. New business models - On-demand manufacturing reducing the need for molds, inventory stock and storage area. These technologies innovates the materials used for 3D printing, allow for the replacement of traditional materials and enable new functionalities.

Exhibitor : A*STAR - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

AME022  |  A Novel Nested Crash Box as a Passive Safety Component for Vehicles

Raising the safety level of a car is an important scientific research subject. Crash tubes are used to reduce the harm of the accidents on passengers and equipped generally at the front of cars. They have an important role to reduce harmful effects of accidents. This technology presents a new crash box design that enhances the crashworthiness characteristics of crash tubes at dynamic and quasi-static velocities. The main targets of crash tube design are peak load should be lower and amount of energy absorption should be higher at the same time despite being adverse processes.

Exhibitor : Itünova Teknoloji A.S.

AME062  |  Road Patching Material from Recycled Asphalt

This invention provides an alternative solution to the existing products in the market to rectify the problem of potholes on roads. The road patching material is derived from recycled asphalt which id cost effective, environmentally friendly and reliable. The solution will ensure that it is a permanent one, cost efficient and durable.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

AME070  |  Meeting Stringent Fire Safety Standards with a New Eco-Benign Polymer/Enabler

IPAS (Inorganic Polymer Aqueous Solution) technology presents a sustainable and viable alternative to conventional (compounds based on halogens and phosphorus) Flame Retardant (FR) mechanisms to satisfy stringent International Fire Safety Standards. IPAS provides absolute flame and thermal resistance—incombustibility—by protecting treated materials from coming into contact with oxygen. Whilst IPAS possesses the same level or better anti-flammability and mechanical/physical properties than conventional FR systems, it poses little harm to humans and the environment. IPAS has an easily scalable process, can be made available in various forms for specific industrial needs.

Exhibitor : SMX Pte. Ltd.

AME073  |  High Energy Radiation Shielding Textiles

This technology is a safe and recoverable protective clothing made of novel materials for shielding against high energy radiation. The manufacturing process requires only common equipment for melt spinning and hot press forming. These radiation shielding textiles are expected to replace the existing rubber protective clothing containing lead materials, which are usually heavy and bulky. The newly developed textiles are lighter in weight and softer in texture. They provide wearers with effective protection from high energy radiation.

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AME079  |  A New Bridge In the Violin Family (Threshold)

A violin's bridge design is to enhance the quality of the violin's sound and tone. It allows the instrument to produce a distinctive sound that is unique to each class of the violin family - violin, viola, cello and contrabass. As the instrument ages, the quality of the sound produced is further enriched. To ensure that the violin is preserved as it ages through time, the technology offer proposes the use of ram and buffalo horns as alternative materials. Introducing these materials will prevent tang and wolf issues.        

Exhibitor : Yildiz Technical University - Technology Transfer Office

AME018  |  New Class of Commercial-scale Separation Membranes Incorporating Graphene

Graphene is the world's most popular material; however, it hardly mixes with other materials because it is hydrophobic and oleophobic. By modifying graphene without affecting its conductivity, it is found to disperse well in either water or organic solvent. A polymer solution prepared from the modified graphene, can be sprayed on a variety of materials as a coating film. The resultant product has the properties of conductivity, heat resistance, anti-radiation and anti-electromagnetic waves, and can be applied to various industries, such as low-energy desalination, electronics, functional fabrics, as well as in paint to enable stealth.

Exhibitor : _ Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

HPC120  |  Flexible, stretchable sensors for detecting hazardous materials and UV radiation

The personal safety/health monitoring market is growing.  As we become aware of the consequences of exposure to a number of materials and conditions, we want to monitor our exposure to these materials and conditions and limit our exposure. The present technology is a novel flexible and/or stretchable sensor for detecting a hazardous substance and/or electromagnetic radiation.  The invention has particular use in detecting the presence of hazardous gases and liquids as well as detecting ultra-violet (UV) radiation.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

USS043  |  Use of Silica Nanoparticles for Transforming Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) Fly Ash into Composite Filler

Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash is the ash residue after incineration of municipal solid wastes. MSWI fly ash is known to improve the physical and mechanical properties of the composites. However, it contains harmful heavy metals. The featured technology is a cost-effective solution to transform MSWI fly ash into reinforced fillers for fabrication of high quality composites. To achieve this, the toxic heavy metals in the MSWI fly ash are stabilized through using silica nanoparticles. The fabricated composites have wide application in aerospace, automobile, marine, wind power, infrastructure and sport equipment due to lightweight and good mechanical properties.

Exhibitor : Republic Polytechnic

USS049  |  Ultra-high Performance Cement Composite with Carbon Fibre Reinforcement

Ultra-High Performance Cement Composite (UHPCC) has been rapidly developed and showed exceptional potential to improve infrastructure performance in the past few decades. UHPCC enables the industry to “build more with less”, as it significantly reduces the amount of concrete required, thus saving space, energy and manpower. This technology presents a new generation of carbon fibre reinforced UHPCC. It can be applied to construct buildings and civil engineering works with enhanced energy-efficiency, environmental friendliness, sustainability, and resilience. The potential market value is huge as this advanced material is aligned with the Singapore Government in its promotion of urban sustainability.

Exhibitor : Singapore Polytechnic

USS055  |  Affordable Carbon Paste Electrodes for the Detection of Pesticides and Bio-organic Substances

This innovative sensor which is based on carbon paste electrode (CPE) is able to detect important bio-organic molecules and pesticides in aqueous media. The sensor consists of a carbon allotrope and fluid polymeric binder and is packed into a container with an electrical contact. The sensor is targeted to be relatively affordable and easy to produce. This technology is useful in detecting important organic compounds found in aqueous media i.e. blood plasma, as well as pesticides dissolved in water samples.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines