NUS develops AM technology for biomedical sectors

The National University of Singapore Centre for Additive Manufacturing (or AM.NUS) has been launched by Mr. Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, at the Additive Manufacturing Healthcare Summit.

The establishment of AM.NUS is jointly supported by NAMIC and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). AM.NUS will focus on developing and applying ground-breaking additive manufacturing (AM) technology in the biomedical and healthcare fields.

AM.NUS will drive AM R&D in the biomedical sector along the following key thrusts: 1) Developing surgical instruments, simulators and prosthetics; 2) 3D Printing-enabled customised medicine; 3) Bio-printing for tissue repair; 4) Restorative repairs and implants; 5) Oral health and craniofacial applications.

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-, plastics- and liquid- based printers, 3D scanners, CAD image processing and design software, as well as testing and validation facilities.