The NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) leverages the University’s world-class faculties, expertise and advanced capabilities in 3D printing technology. NUS seeks to bring innovative products to the field of healthcare that will improve patient outcomes and change lives for the better. AM.NUS will explore a whole new dimension in medicine, applying groundbreaking 3D printing technology for personalized patient treatments. The Centre is supported by National Additive Manufacturing Cluster (NAMIC) and Singapore Economic Development Board.
The Centre focuses on five main areas of expertise.
Led by the Division of Industrial Design, our designers and researchers create realistic, customizable, and reusable simulators and instruments to train and educate the next generation of doctors and simplify difficult clinical tasks. The team also has experience in designing functional prosthetics using 3D printing methods.
Engineers at the Faculty of Engineering are at the forefront of engineering science, devising new 3D printing technologies and materials. Utilising the latest in ceramic and metal 3D printing materials and techniques, engineers are focused on bringing a new generation of implants to the market.
Additive manufacturing offers new opportunities for the novel formulation of drugs and precise control of dosage and release patterns for every individual. In the future, pharmacists will not need to dispense multiple drugs, but 3D print a custom tablet on the spot. Researchers at the Department of Pharmacy lead efforts in this area.
Every 10 minutes in the United States, a name is added to the transplant waiting list. 22 people die every day while waiting unsuccessfully for a donor organ. 3D printing offers a potential solution for these patients. Using advanced materials and scaffold printing techniques, combined with cell and tissue engineering, will allow scientists and engineers at the School of Medicine to engineer new solutions to regenerate and replace damaged tissues.
Everything about dentistry is customized and highly detailed- areas 3D printing shines in. The Faculty of Dentistry is at the forefront of using 3D printing to improve patient outcomes of dental healthcare.
Equipped with multidisciplinary Capability and Approaches
The new centre will work with industry and local hospitals to support adoption of advanced manufacturing te...