AMP Technology Centre occupier Addition Design recently invested £100,000 in a new composite printer. Positioning themselves at the forefront of industrial 3D printing, this cutting-edge kit uses the latest carbon fibre technology, enabling the team to combine their specialist design capabilities with high performing materials to solve customer challenges.
Modelled to reduce lead times and improve the quality of the parts produced by Addition Design, the investment speaks to the immediate and longer-term growth plans of Director and Founder Tom Fripp, who first set up the business in 2017.
Tom Fripp said, “Our team uses a blend of traditional industrial design and cutting-edge digital design to develop and refine ideas and concepts until the design meets the brief. We offer innovative design solutions whether we are solving a complex engineering problem or helping to develop our customer’s concept into a prototype and on to become a manufactured component. Whatever the project, we work with your production and R&D teams throughout the process. We can replace failed or legacy components with brand new like-for-like components and supply volume manufacturing of end-use products all using the advantages of industrial 3D printing.
“We are currently expanding our customer base with new customer projects in automotive, food and drink manufacturing, pharmaceutical and rail sectors. Given the increases in productivity and profitability; reductions in cost, time to market and waste along with the improvements to supply chain security and flexibility we can provide, we see this growing in the coming months and years ahead. The support that the AMP Technology Centre provides allows us to plan ahead, safe in the knowledge that as the company grows we can remain at a location perfectly situated to enable this growth.”
One of over 40 advanced manufacturing and specialist engineering and technology businesses located across AMP Technology Centre’s three buildings, Addition provides end-to-end design and additive manufacturing, delivering competitive advantage for customers worldwide. The team designs bespoke products, components, and devices in the medical, industrial, food, pharmaceutical, sports and consumer goods markets.