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Rapid prototyping enabled by additive manufacturing

Rapid Proto

STFC assists the path to successful product development by offering affordable access to world-class expertise, equipment and networks for businesses to turn new ideas into reality.

3D printing capabilities at Sci-Tech Daresbury enable rapid prototyping of complex designs on a project-by-project basis, facilitating cutting-edge engineering R&D without the need to buy or pay prohibitively high prices.

STFC experts work closely with companies to explore how 3D printing could aid product development and streamline manufacturing processes to reduce costs and time to market. Experts can also draw on knowledge from the wider STFC and Sci-Tech Daresbury communities, such as the High Performance Computing facility or the Virtual Engineering Centre, creating opportunities for digital integration through virtual and augmented reality.

From generating essential links between companies and collaborators, funding bodies and bureaus to designing the development cycle to advantageously fit into the business plan, STFC helps to break down the barriers to product development.

For more information on how we may be able to support your product development and the 3D printing equipment available, please contact:

David Bogg
E: david.bogg@stfc.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1925 864309


left-hand quote markThanks to the latest 3D printing capabilities, the excellent design input and technical support available at STFC, we have been able to optimise the design of our prototype significantly quicker and more cost-effectively than through more traditional routes, and now have a product that we can demonstrate to investorsright-hand quote mark

Neville Freeman, CEO, Nanoflex


Atlantic KET Med

STFC’s additive manufacturing facility is part of Atlantic KET Med – a European funded programme giving SMEs developing high potential medical technologies free access to key enabling technologies across the Atlantic area.

Key enabling technologies include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology

  • Life Science Technologies

  • Micro/Nanoelectronics & Photonics

Atlantic KET Med offers direct support to companies to enhance their innovation management, value chain analysis, tech-specific education, research access and more.

Find out more

Get in contact:
Delyth Edwards
E: delyth.edwards@stfc.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1925 603142

Last updated: 08 July 2019


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