May 26, 2014

Soon doctors in Singapore could create knee and bone implants customised to fit individual patients using 3D printers.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) unveiled its new S$30 million 3D printing centre on Monday. Named Additive Manufacturing Centre (NAMC), the center was officially launched by Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development this morning.

The new 3D printing centre will have the latest 3D printing machines, such as laser-aided machines for building metal parts and objects for industry, and bioprinters which are able to print human tissues.

At the launch, NTU also signed a $5 million joint laboratory agreement with German 3D printer maker SLM Solutions, one of the world's leading manufacturers of 3D printers.

Named SLM Solutions@NAMC, the lab aims to develop next-generation 3D printers which can print much larger parts than today's printers and new types of materials. It will also develop platforms that can print multiple materials in one single build.

"Our new additive manufacturing centre not only aims to collaborate with industry to develop innovative, practical solutions but also brings together the best talents in the field." said NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson.

NTU's new additive manufacturing centre aims to keep Singapore at the forefront of 3D printing technologies and is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board.

In conjunction with NAMC's official launch, NTU also opened Singapore's 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing, which will see more than a hundred scientific papers from over 20 countries being shared and presented among academics and industry players.


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Alexander Liu wrote at 5/27/2014 1:16:21 AM:

For those who are wondering, the gift in the picture is an iconic Singapore building, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), printed in stainless steel. MBS features the famous infinity swimming pool.

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