APPLICATIONS & INDUSTRIES
How & Where Is Additive Manufacturing Used?
Read how AM technologies are being used across a broad array of industries & applications from Production Aids & Tooling, Design Prototypes, End Components and Batch Production. Small to large businesses are benefitting from cost, time and resource savings.
JIGS, FIXTURES & TOOLING
Enhance your production line and gain manufacturing efficiencies by 3D printing tooling, jigs, fixtures, sacrificial parts and production aids. Create fittings & casings through to CMM gauges and inspection tools.
FORM, FIT & FUNCTION TESTING
3D print multiple design iterations for product development. Produce prototypes, models & component parts for form & function testing. Fit parts for approval before final stage production or mould manufacture.
END COMPONENTS & SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
Manufacture small batch print runs for end products & components. Use your 3D printer to produce stock parts for other machinery and equipment. 3D print moulds, casings, housings and bespoke client parts.
Our clients are benefitting from cost and time savings of up to 96%, through our Additive Manufacturing technologies and solutions.
Original Equipment Manufacturers, Motorsport & Component Suppliers benefit from bespoke tooling, advanced R&D and production line efficiencies.
Precision Engineers, Electronics, Aerospace, General Engineering, Industrial, Safety Equipment & Marine Engineering firms use AM technologies to save costs and reduce lead times.
Reduce Lead Times
British Manufacturing firms benefit from huge cost savings, lower reliance on external suppliers, increased productivity and improved efficiencies with 3D printed tooling, aids, jigs, fixtures & sacrificial parts.
Fast Product Iteration
Consumer Products, Design Engineers, Retail, Telecoms & Industrial Design benefit from faster product development with quicker design to market & improved performance, all at lower costs.
Rail manufacturers and suppliers benefit from sustainable supply for new and end-of-life parts, lower operating cots, improved production processes and enhanced product performance through miniaturisation and light-weighting
Improve Supply Chain
Defence, governmental and public bodies benefit from bringing 3D printers in-house with improved R&D, reduced expenditure & enhanced client services with bespoke product development, on-site fixes and end components.
Additive Manufacturing technologies are positively impacting all areas of Aerospace. From production aids and tooling to cabin components and end use parts, all of the top 10 leading Aerospace companies are using Additive to transform all areas of aircraft development and component production.
Medical Devices, Medical Teaching, Orthotics & Veterinary Services see improved R&D, reduced time to market, enhanced end products and quicker learnings with 3D printing models, prototypes & bespoke fixtures.
Industrial, Retail, Residential, Landscape & Interior Design Architects produce multiple design iterations, faster & more cost-effectively allowing for reduced lead times, improved end products and cross-functional teams.
Universities, Colleges & Higher Education specialist establishments are enhancing student learning, increasing R&D output, reducing costs and adding ancillary business services.
Compliment Existing Processes
Traditional injection moulding companies use Additive for testing and validation, and to create moulds for low volume runs. Additive accelerates product development and reduces risks and costs.