Research Focus

SC3DP identifies 8 key research pillars that would benefit from the introduction of new capabilities and know how, and works closely with the respective industry partners on their specific needs.

Aerospace & Defence

Specializing in the development of new materials and design optimization for aerospace-related parts, with a focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Building & Construction

In-depth research is conducted into the development of new 3D printable cementitious materials and large-scale 3D concrete printing for manufacturing.

Marine & Offshore

This focuses on the development of new 3D printable materials and the printing of large-scale parts for marine and offshore-related applications.


This involves the patterning of functional inks onto different substrate materials to fabricate stretchable circuits and sensors for sensitive manufacturing.


Bioprinting aims to combine biomaterials in order to create tissue-like structures for the medical and bioengineering industries. On the other hand, food printing aims to create customized meal designs with sensory and nutritional benefits.

Future of Manufacturing

There is a broad effort underway to develop innovative and novel additive manufacturing technologies and techniques for the advanced manufacturing field.

Design for Additive Manufacturing

The design is optimized for the manufacturing of intricate, lightweight, and sustainable materials using additive manufacturing technology.


The NAMIC Hub @ NTU, which is hosted by the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, is an innovation hub under the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) with an emphasis on promoting innovation, creating value, and assisting adoption.