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Layer by layer, create parts with a process optimised for fast, reactive, small-scale production

We partner with leading UK additive manufacturing suppliers to deliver anything from working prototypes to final parts in a range of materials.

3D printing can realise geometry traditional manufacturing methods cannot compete with on design, cost and timescale.

Replicate 3D scan data

Creating new parts from old ones with data accurately captured from our 3D scanners

Small to medium scale

from single parts to 10,000s, time and cost savings can be achieved with no tooling required

Rapid design & manufacturing

Facilitate the fast development of physical prototypes and negate the need for tooling, tool reviews and tool trials

Diverse materials

parts as close to the design intent is important for the function, performance or aesthetic

3D Scan Reproduction

The fastest way to replicate a physical part. Whether it's an out-of-production interior car part or a one-off machined piece of production line equipment, 3D scanning frees up resources better spent elsewhere

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Prototyping

Product development reaches periods where it's a necessity to test physical parts for ergonomics, part function or part performance. 3D print prototypes, test rigs or marketing mock-ups and move the project on to the next steps

Low Volume

Conventional manufacturing methods are not able to create low volumes of parts cost-effectively. 3D printing can comfortably handle volumes of single parts to tens of thousands whilst maintaining the ability to vary the design

Material Selection

Material properties should match the intended use. Rigid watch straps don't reveal how users use the strap when putting on the watch - it needs to flex. An end-use in a high temperature environment rules out many types of material but others are capable.

Next level part production

Key Technologies

Different technologies each have their own set of benefits. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) and Polyjet Printing offer the greatest spectrum of 3D printing, and it’s what we focus on.​

FDM Printing

Fused Deposition Modelling, a thermoplastic filament, usually from a continuous spool, enters a heated nozzle or chamber head and becomes molten. This is deposited onto a heated build plate following XY coordinates and layer by layer to create a 3D form.

Powder Bed Printing

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Printing

Known and trusted for its high performing, strong and durable parts, SLS printing produces Polyamide (PA), commonly known as Nylon, functional parts. Built layer by layer using laser(s) to selectively sinter PA powder to create a 3D form. DMSLS printing can be used to print metal parts.

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) Printing

A newer technology released by HP in 2016, MJF printing offer even greater part performance properties than SLS printing with parts being 97-98% isotropic meaning they are mechanically consistent across all directions of the part's geometry.

Polyjet Printing

A technology with a format and operation similar to that of a regular 2D paper printer. A print head passes over a gradually lowering build plate and deposits material corresponding to the part's geometry that is UV cured. Multiple materials can be printed in the same print job, meaning a complete design featuring a flexible element fixed to a hard case can be printed.

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