About Us

The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) commenced in December 2014. The Centre is funded by National Research Foundation (NRF), and supported by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore), Economic Development Board (EDB) and external industry partners.

SC3DP aims to become a world leader in 3D Printing and a wellspring of knowledge by attracting leading researchers to the Centre and nurturing a skilled talent pool, establishing strong linkages with and delivering state of the art and innovative solutions to the industry.

Executive Director's Message

Prof Paulo Bartolo

The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) spearheads the advancement of Industry 4.0 in Singapore through research development and enabling industry adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies.  

Supply chain resilience and flexibility has become a global concern. As more companies tap into AM technologies’ high customisation and on-demand production capabilities to reinforce their manufacturing processes, AM is set to move beyond the prototyping stage and finds relevance in almost all industries. Since December 2014, SC3DP has established seven research programmes: (1) Aerospace and Defence, (2) Building and Construction, (3) Marine and Offshore (4) Future of Manufacturing (5) Biomanufacturing (6) Electronics (7) Design for Additive Manufacturing. With these programmes in mind, we work closely with industry partners from local and international companies on innovation and development of 3D printing, with the goal of transferring knowledge and technologies to the industry. 

With the support of the National Research Foundation, Economic Development Board, and external industry partners, we will continue supporting our researchers to catalyse high-impact research on the fundamental science of AM. SC3DP also aims to be a platform for training the next generation of future-ready researchers and engineers. Going forward, SC3DP will look further into interdisciplinary collaborations and developing translational capabilities. 

By enabling research development, technology translation, and development of standards and certification for AM, SC3DP strives to position Singapore as a global innovation and technology leader, and further strengthen Singapore’s competitiveness and capabilities in advanced manufacturing.

Professor Paulo Bartolo
Executive Director, SC3DP