About Us


The A*STAR’s National Metrology Centre (NMC) is the national measurement institute of Singapore, dedicated to advancing measurement science for an innovative and competitive economy. NMC conducts R&D in the science of measurement to enable innovation for emerging technologies. With a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers, NMC supports the growth of advanced technologies for industries such as clean energy, nanotechnology, and medical technology.

NMC establishes and maintains measurement standards at the highest level of accuracy in Singapore, and are recognised worldwide through the Mutual Recognition Arrangement on measurement as being traceable to the International System of Units (SI) under the Metre Convention. Our internationally recognised measurement capabilities help Singapore companies in a broad range of industry sectors, including aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and oil and gas, meet international trade requirements and gain access to markets worldwide. The enhanced accuracy of measurements and standards provided by NMC promotes fair trade, safe environment, productivity, high quality and reliable products.

NMC works with companies on research projects, consultancy, training, precision measurements and calibration services.

Our Mission
To enhance the quality of measurements in industry through providing an internationally recognized measurement infrastructure

Our Role

  • Establish and maintain national measurement standards traceable to the International System of Units (SI)
  • Provide calibration and measurement services to industry
  • Provide training and consultancy for industry
  • Undertake R&D to develop measurement technology and solutions for emerging needs of industry
  • Participate in international negotiations and standards-setting relating to metrology


Our Laboratories and Metrology Work
NMC has 10 specialist metrology laboratories, categorised under the electrical, mechanical and optical metrology clusters. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, these labs are capable of delivering sophisticated measurement services for our industry partners.