European Additive Manufacturing Trend Survey – Spring 2021 Survey LIVE

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The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is again working CECIMO to collect data to look at the European trends in Additive Manufacturing Technology.  If you are a user, developer, seller or part of the supply chain for Additive technology and are based in the UK, then please take a few minutes to click the button below and complete the Spring 2021 […]

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The first European survey on key market trends in the Additive Manufacturing sector

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Between September and October 2020, CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine ToolIndustries and related Manufacturing Technologies, organized the first round of its European AdditiveManufacturing Survey, which aims to assess key market trends in the Additive Manufacturing (AM)sector. Launched by CECIMO with the cooperation of five national associations Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain,and the United Kingdom, […]

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Rapid response prototyping keeps COVID clinicians safe

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Additive manufacturing experts at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) made crucial parts for a protective respirator prototype within a week to help a small design company develop novel PPE to keep clinicians safe while working in COVID-19 intensive care units. The Bubble PAPR is a low-cost Powered Air-Purifying Respirator developed by Designing Science, a […]

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MTC’S AEROSPACE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION HUB LAUNCHED

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre’s new innovation and knowledge hub for metal additive manufacturing, has been launched to industry at an event at the MTC’s Coventry campus. In a significant advance for the UK, the new hub aims to lead research, development and collaboration on metal additive manufacturing, developing and testing ideas for taking the technology […]

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BUSINESS SECRETARY OPENS MTC’S AEROSPACE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION HUB

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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom has officially opened the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s new innovation and knowledge hub for metal additive manufacturing, ahead of a major industrial launch event in October. In a significant advance for the UK, the new hub aims to lead research, development and collaboration on […]

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MTC INSTALLS STATE OF THE ART ELECTRONICS 3D PRINTING EQUIPMENT

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New system allows additive manufacturing of complex electronic components The Manufacturing Technology Centre – home of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing – has become the first research and development centre in the UK to install precision equipment to allow 3D printing of small and complex electronic components. The Coventry-based MTC has taken delivery of […]

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MASTERING AM: SHARING USER EXPERIENCE

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PRACTITIONERS FROM ACROSS THE UK’S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (AM) SECTOR ARE INVITED TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.As the first in a unique series of events supported by the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM), delegates will get the opportunity to learn how other AM users are addressing common challenges in application and development. Through a […]

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MTC 3D PRINTING COURSE FOR SENIOR ENGINEERS

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3D printing course run by industry leader The industry-leading Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry is to run a course next month for senior engineers who are unsure of the benefits of 3D printing.   The MTC’s Practical Insight into Additive Manufacturing course is designed to help anyone considering using additive manufacturing technology in their factory, but […]

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AEROSPACE SUPPLIERS URGED TO JOIN £15M PROGAMME

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Aerospace Suppliers Urged to join £15m programme Suppliers to the UK aerospace industry are being urged to engage with a £15 million programme funded by Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute aimed at encouraging them to adopt additive manufacturing (3D printing). The Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry is leading the DRAMA (Digital Reconfigurable Additive […]

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ASTM INTERNATIONAL, AUBURN UNIVERSITY, NASA, EWI, AND THE MTC LAUNCH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

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On July 23, at Auburn University, two groups launched centers of excellence in additive manufacturing aimed at accelerating R&D, standardization, and innovation in that field, also known as 3D printing. Global standards developer ASTM International launched its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (www.amcoe.org) with Auburn University, NASA, manufacturing technology innovator EWI, and the UK-based Manufacturing […]

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Additive Manufacturing Technology Transfer project

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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) – often referred to as metal 3D printing – is a method of fabrication in which a part is built up layer by layer according to a computer model. Enabling rapid manufacturing and prototyping with the potential to greatly shorten lead times, AM can create highly complex parts and produces near-net-shape […]

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Additive Manufacturing National Strategy sets out to establish the UK as a world leader

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A new initiative to bring the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) to more industries and to establish the UK as a world leader in the field, has been launched by AM UK. AM UK is an independent, government-backed collaboration, which has been at the forefront of developing this technology for wider application across industry sectors. […]

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Renishaw 3D printing technology increases Land Rover BAR’s performance

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Like many other cutting edge technologies – artificial intelligence, big data analytics – additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been incorporated into daily use at Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing with the help of the team’s Technical Innovation Group. In this case, TIG partner Renishaw, a global metrology firm which manufactures metal additive manufacturing machines, as […]

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Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite enhances additive manufacturing at The MTC

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Materialise is bolstering additive manufacturing (AM) activity at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK, by providing access to its Magics 3D Print Suite software. The Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite combines the Belgian 3D printing company’s renowned software applications into one set of business solutions for streamlining AM in industries such as automotive, […]

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Stratasys aims to make Additive Manufacturing a catalyst for business growth

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Stratasys partners with the MTC to make Additive Manufacturing a catalyst for driving technological change and supporting business growth. Stratasys Ltd, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has announced that it has partnered with the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), to spearhead the organization’s objective to demonstrate new processes and technologies that overcome […]

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Ricoh 3D expands into medical sector with latest product commercialisation!

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Telford, UK – May 20, 2024 Ricoh 3D is proud to announce its collaboration with the Orthotic Research & Locomotor Assessment Unit (ORLAU) at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2017, this partnership has focussed on innovative solutions to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – specifically, SDG3 […]

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Plymouth Science Park gives hands-on experience of new Stratasys Polyjet and FDM machines

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Plymouth Science Park is the largest centre for science and technology in its region, and it has just made a significant investment in two new Stratasys additive manufacturing machines, the Stratasys F770 and J55. The science park has been running for over 25 years, expanding over time to fill 25 acres. It is home to […]

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Dimanex Partners with AMC Bridge to Empower Digital Transformation in Additive Manufacturing for the Supply Chain

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Utrecht, The Netherlands — Dimanex, an end-to-end, AI-driven, additive manufacturing (AM) platform–based service and AMC Bridge, a global software development consultancy, announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize supply chain management, from inventory data management to 3D printing. On-demand supply chain solutionIn the present era of data-driven manufacturing, the importance of end-to-end integration and operational efficiency […]

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Airframe Designs helps to streamline data for customers

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Aerospace specialist Airframe Designs is leading the industry by investing in a state-of-the-art data planning system to become even more streamlined on behalf of its customers. By investing in the latest Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) system, the company is helping to develop new efficiencies in their supply chain, saving time and cost. The new system […]

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First installation of Stratasys F3300 FDM 3D printer from Laser Lines into UK

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Laser Lines has sold the first two Stratasys F3300 Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printers  – the first installation in the UK– to BAE Systems for its Samlesbury site in the UK. The Stratasys F3300 employs new technology that provides a step change in print speed compared to other FDM printers. These advancements enable printing […]

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Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. Empowers Advanced Alloy Creation with Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM®280 2.0

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Lübeck, Germany,  Thursday, 21st of March 2024 —  Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (AMS) has officially expanded its in-house capabilities with the acquisition of Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM®280 2.0 system. This strategic move not only bolsters AMS’s capacity for producing advanced materials and novel alloys but also amplifies their standing as a service provider with exceptional toolpath […]

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How R&D drives innovation in the manufacturing industry

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R&D Tax Credits is an incentive that was introduced by HMRC in early 2000 to drive innovation in the UK. R&D Takes place when a project seeks to advance in overall knowledge or capability of a process, material, device, product in science or technology through the resolution of scientific or technological uncertainty How R&D drives […]

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A Defining Year for Sheffield 3D Printing Business

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2023 Has been a defining year for the Sheffield-based 3D printing business, AME-3D. Join them as they reflect on our milestones and look ahead to 2024. Return to exhibiting Earlier in the year, AME-3D announced they were returning to exhibit at TCT3SIXTY, which is something the Sheffield 3D printing business hasn’t done since COVID. It […]

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Martrix 520 New Machine

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In a move that signals a significant leap forward in their manufacturing capabilities, AME-3D, a leading innovator in the world of additive manufacturing, has announced the acquisition of a new cutting-edge 3D printing machine. This takes their fleet of industrial additive manufacturing machines to 8. This acquisition promises to improve their production processes and bolster […]

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WAAM3D releases WAAMCtrl® v2 at TCT36

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WAAM3D has announced the v2 release of their signature WAAMCtrl® software at TCT360. The software has been under development since 2015. This all-encompassing operating system for RoboWAAM®, our state-of-the-art multi-metre 3D metal additive printing platform, has been designed for aerospace, defence, energy, and research communities. Leveraging on the 60 sensors on board RoboWAAM®, WAAMCtrl® monitors […]

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World class speaker line-up unveiled for Additive International summit

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Delegates at this year’s Additive International summit (Nottingham, 12th – 13th July) will hear from leading members of the world’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) research community about the key trends and technologies shaping the future of this fast-moving sector. This year’s conference, curated by the team from the University of Nottingham’s world-leading Centre for Additive Manufacturing […]

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