NUS launches additive manufacturing facilities for biomedical applications
The National University of Singapore Centre for Additive Manufacturing (or AM.NUS) was launched by Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, at the Additive Manufacturing Healthcare Summit.
This Summit was jointly organised by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) and NUS Enterprise. The establishment of AM.NUS is jointly supported by NAMIC and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), with an initial funding of
S$18 million from NUS, NAMIC and EDB, AM. NUS will focus on developing and applying ground-breaking additive manufacturing (AM) technology in the biomedical and healthcare fields.
AM.NUS consists of two laboratories, one located at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the other at the Faculty of Engineering. These facilities are equipped with the latest AM equipment, including powder-, plasticsand liquid- based printers, 3D scanners, CAD image processing and design software, as well as testing and validation facilities. AM.NUS will also run AMrelated courses for postgraduate students, deepening the local talent pool within this field.