Research Focus

SC3DP identifies 7 key industry areas that would benefit from the introduction of new capabilities and know how, and works closely with the respective industry partners on their specific needs.
SC3DP sample brochure 26 August 2022
design for AM

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Design for manufacturing of intricate, lightweight, and sustainable material with additive manufacturing technology

future of manufacturing

Future of Manufacturing

Broad development of innovative and novel additive manufacturing technologies and techniques for the advanced manufacturing field

Hand holding nozzle of bioprinter


Bioprinting aims to combine biomaterials to create tissue-like structures for the medical and bioengineering industry, while food printing aims to create customised meal designs with sensory and nutritional benefits

3D printed UAV

Aerospace & Defence

Specialises in development of new materials and design optimisation for aerospace related parts with a focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

3D printed wall

Building & Construction

In-depth research into development of new 3D printable cementitious materials and large scale 3D concrete printing

3D printed metal turbine

Marine & Offshore

Focuses on development of new 3D printable materials and printing of large scale parts for Marine & Offshore related applications

3D printed flexible electronics


Involves the patterning of functional inks onto different substrate materials to fabricate stretchable circuits and sensors