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 establishes, develops, maintains and disseminates the national measurement standards traceable to the International System of Units, providing key support to a wide spectrum of industry.
Achieving the nation’s highest level of physical measurement through close collaboration with leading national and international organisation.
With a multidisciplinary team of experienced scientists and engineers and state-of-the-art facilities, NMC provides dedicated services to industry partners to meet their specific needs.
NMC believes in working in close collaboration with industry partners, to create values for them and fuel growth for the industry.
NMC collaborated with Malayan Daching to set up Singapore’s first 20 Mega-Newton force measurement facility
Many industry sectors, such as transportation, construction, aerospace, oil & gas, marine and offshore, chemicals and heavy engineering, rely on accurate force measurements to ensure design feasibility, products compatibility, safety, quality assurance, cost savings and enhanced competitiveness. One key device critical to force measurements is the force transducers, or otherwise known as load cells.
Enabling Accurate High Force Measurement
Over the years, NMC has provided its metrological expertise to the industry, enabling enterprises to upgrade their metrological capabilities to raise quality, gain customers’ acceptance and expand their business. More recently, NMC collaborated with Malayan Daching (MDC), a local small and medium enterprise, to set up Singapore’s first 20 Mega-Newton (MN) force measurement facility. The new facility is capable of calibrating force transducers up to 20 MN locally, reducing both cost and time for MDC’s customers, as compared to having to send their equipment overseas for calibration.
NMC worked with MDC’s engineers on the design and technical requirements, set up the measurement system, established its performance, and trained MDC’s staff on the calibration of force transducers. With NMC’s help, MDC successfully gained accreditation under Singapore Accreditation Council – Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAC-SINGLAS) in the provision the calibration service.
Singapore's first 20-MN force calibration facility set up at Malayan Daching
As the national measurement institute of Singapore, NMC uses its measurement standards and measurement expertise to work with more organisations and laboratories to upgrade, extend and establish their measurement capabilities.
Read more about the collaboration between NMC and Malayan Daching:
‘Using the Force & the STAR’, Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News, March 2016
‘Singapore’s First Facility That Tests Force Measuring Instruments Up to 20 Mega-Newton Opens’, 10 December 2015
National Metrology Centre
1 Science Park Drive
T: +65 6279 1900
F: +65 6279 1992/1993
Enter your email address below to receive the latest updates.
National Metrology Centre A*STAR © 2015 All Rights Reserved.