The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) aims to support more industries, expand into new areas and access new technologies via strategic partnerships with local and international stakeholders. To date, NAMIC has 3 strategic partnerships and multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) partnerships with various local and international industry players across the AM value chain. These MOUs have translated into existing NAMIC projects and pipelines, with more to be developed.

Strategic Partnership

  • Additive manufacturing (AM) projects can leverage the global Intellectual Property (IP) pool in IPI Singapore for Background IP (BIP)
  • Collaboration between the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) and industry partner can create Foreground IP (FIP) that is to be registered with IPI Singapore
  • In collaboration with AM Industry Working Group, to advance AM adoption and unlock value for SMF membership pool
  • SMF members pool resources, form a Technology Partnership Group around common Technical Challenges
  • NAMIC augments resources, identifies relevant IP, and implements translational R&D projects to achieve technical objective
  • NAMIC works together with ASTM’s global partners to create a network of Global AM Centres of Excellence to accelerate AM R&D and standards development for strategic sectors

Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) Partnership

19 October, 2017

The Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA) has come together to establish a strategic partnership with NAMIC. The collaboration will focus on AM technology standards development for medical devices.

25 May, 2017

Partnering UL, one of the global leaders in AM training and facility safety certification, to develop workforce development programs. Under this partnership, UL has piloted the Testing and Certification Guidance Program and is looking to offer NAMIC UL-SME Foundations of AM training and certification course in the upcoming Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific Tradeshow.

19 May, 2017
3D Metalforge-NAMIC MOU Signing

The collaboration with NAMIC and SUTD’s digital manufacturing and design centre, is to develop and commercialise hybrid wired-arc additive manufacturing technology. It uses cutting-edge robotics, plasma and machine technology to deliver a faster and more cost-effective 3D metal printing solution, offering 10 times faster printing speeds, as well as feed material of up to 5 times cheaper.

Training / Standards & Certification Partners