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Who We Are

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) was inaugurated on 1 Oct 2015, and commenced operationalisation in March 2016. NAMIC aims to help position Singapore as a world leader in advanced manufacturing in the era of digital transformation, harnessing on predictive analytics, automation and hybrid (AM and subtractive) AM technology. To achieve this mission, NAMIC adopts a multi-prong approach in its strategic imperatives, reviewed and refreshed annually :-


1. Identify the business value proposition of AM technology for each target industry vertical.

2. Nurture our SMEs, especially start-ups.

3. Seed AM capabilities in our local enterprises through joint customised translational R&D and commercialisation collaborations.

4. Engage and partner with IHL and research agencies, i.e. A*STAR, to provide a one-stop solution for our local enterprises.

5. Leverage on public sector infrastructure, domain knowledge, and funding resources.

6. Partner with EDB and SPRING and other statutory boards to expand the AM eco-system in Singapore, by strategic engagement of global AM companies, including start-ups.


Since then, it has built a cluster organisation around the AM R&D hubs in NUS, SUTD and NTU 3D printing centres, led by a program office hosted in NTUitive. It has established strategies focusing on key industry verticals in Singapore for industrial adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. It has established itself to be the nexus of Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 public-private initiatives locally through its network of trade associations, economic agencies, and companies. It has provided much needed funding to share the early risk of adoption with the industry partners and streamlined the approval processes. It has accelerated AM standards development, expanded the local AM eco-system in the private sector, and supported several early start-ups and SMEs adopting AM technologies. It has engaged with several hundred organisations globally and locally, co-led multiple workshops and 3D printing design competitions with the IHL partners, as well as spear-headed 3 major regional AM summits in 2017 (July to-date). Each of the NAMIC AM Summit Series are organized around an industry vertical in Precision Engineering, Aerospace, and Healthcare respectively.  By the end of this year, it would have hosted 4 of these regional summits.


It has also reviewed more than a hundred industry-IHL joint project proposals, and committed close to $7 million in funding, with matching contribution from its industry and IHL partners, to support more than 60 industry/translational/standards development projects. They include space and cleantech applications, bio-inks for 3D printing, customized 3D printers, in-vivo implants, materials, and product prototyping. In addition to companies, it has reached out to various research institutes in Singapore and globally, seeking to optimize public sector funding, providing much needed industry linkage and feedback to the IHLs and RIs. In the course of engagement, it has also established strategic partnerships with several multi-national and SME companies, including HP Inc, Intellectual Ventures, UCT, DMG-Mori Seiki, Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), and Flex (formerly Flextronics), just to name a few.

NTUitive Hosted by NTUitive Pte Ltd,
the Innovation and Enterprise Company
of Nanyang Technological University
  • Biomedical

    Biomedical Technology

    Printed Electronics

    Printed Electronics

  • Precision Engg

    Precision Engineering


    Aerospace & Marine Offshore

  • Bldg n Construction

    Design Building & Construction

    Clean Tech

    Clean Technology

What We Do

  • Leadership


    Consolidate and foster collaboration to achieve global/regional leadership in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies.
  • Standards & Training

    Standards & Training

    Develop AM standards to accelerate research and industry adoption. Provide training and certification for industry professionals.
  • New Business

    New Business

    Build and catalyse an ecosystem for the growth of new businesses and new business models with AM technologies.
  • Translation


    Accelerate translation of upstream AM research into commercial applications for the industry and support business adoption.
  • Adoption


    Create and provide a platform for test, learning and implementation of AM methodologies.

NAMIC Portfolio

620 Companies Engaged
124 Projects Initiated
71 Projects Approved
Sector / Domain Breakdown
AM Technology
Design & Construction

NAMIC Management

NAMIC Management

NAMIC Hub Management

Our Partners & Stakeholders

  • Institute of Higher Learning

  • Government Agencies

  • Federation & Associations

  • Start-ups, SMEs, LLEs & MNCs

Enabling the Digital Future

Our partners and stakeholders comprise of NAMIC Hub Management & Expert Members from Academia and Industry PEP Quorum Members:-

  1. Cluster Lead Party (CLP)
  2. Institute of Higher Learnings (IHLs)
  3. Government Agencies
  4. Federations and Associations
  5. Start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Large Local Enterprises (LLEs) and Multinational Corporations (MNCs)

IHL Hubs


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    "NAMIC is an important part of our effort to ensure the competitiveness of our manufacturing sector"

    Mr S Iswaran

    Minister of Trade & Industry (Industry)

    “Singapore and GE are aligned in terms of broad objectives, and with a little proactivity could find significant points of resonance”

    Dr Sanjay Correa

    Vice President – Industrialisation GE Aviation
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    "I am very impressed with how Singapore is driving and supporting the local AM industry development in a very coordinated and strategic way. I am sure that through NAMIC’s great efforts will help put Singapore on the global AM map.”

    Jack Wu

    General Manager EOS Electro Optical Systems (Shanghai

    “I was happy to see all the energy in the Singaporean AM space, looking forward to much more to come!”

    Wil Micheles

    Vice President Asia Pacific Materialise

News & Events


NAMIC AM Series' Healthcare Summit on 21 July 2017 will bring along together 300 high-level decision makers.

Emerging Applications Summit

Image NRF NTUTive 07 Nov 2017, Tuesday

NAMIC AM Series' Emerging Applications Summit on 7 November 2017

From across the emerging applications ecosystem,… Read More

NAMIC – Enabling the Digital Future

Singapore Launches NAMIC To Help Scale Up Use Of 3D Printing - 22 Sep 2015

NAMIC was formed to support the country's 3D… Read More