NUS launches ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties for biomed­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Academic News -

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.

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