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Case Studies

The NCAM runs many projects for industry and most of these are confidential and not shareable as case studies. Details from some projects are shareable which are included on this page. See also the “Projects” page for details on our collaborative projects and member-based core research programme.


Internal Finishing for Additive Manufacturing

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The MTC assessed the capability of various techniques to finish a variety of internal features in AM parts, both through experimental trials and a literature review. Further to this, the MTC developed…

Serial Production Evaluation with Metal Binder Jetting

Date: Tuesday 23 March 2021

Domin are seeking to revolutionise the fluid power industry and save a billion tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030. One of the key enablers for this is a low cost, high volume additive manufacturing proces…

Hyde Aero Products

Date: Monday 22 March 2021

Part of the Hyde Group of companies, Hyde Aero Products (HAP) is one of Europe’s leading aerospace engineering service providers, specialising in design and manufacturing solutions. The company has re…


Date: Tuesday 02 March 2021

DRAMA helps additive manufacturer Metron move into aerospace

Glenair UK

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Glenair contacted the DRAMA program as it was experiencing rapid growth and was keen to understand whether metal AM would help secure early customer engagement and compress product development respons…

AM titanium uprights give 50% weight saving for TOP UK Motorsport Team

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

The MTC, in partnership with the award winning Oxford Brookes Formula Student team, has used Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce titanium uprights giving a 50% weight saving. The motorsport car des…

Development of Additive Manufacturing Powder Specifications

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Additive manufacturing (AM) uses powder as its raw material feedstock. It is known that the powder characteristics will impact on the quality of the final AM components. Historically characterisation…

Utilising Additive Manufacturing for a Paralympic Sit Ski

Date: Monday 17 December 2018

The MTC, working with the HVM Catapult, used ground-breaking manufacturing capabilities to improve the performance of a Paralympic Sit Ski. By using the Sit Ski as a demonstrator, the HVMC could showc…

EWIRA - External wing for regional aircraft demonstrator

Date: Tuesday 04 December 2018

Horizon 2020 Clean Sky 2 is an ongoing project that aims to evaluate the maturity of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for future use in safety critical aerospace applications. This is to be achieved throug…

Motorbike part revs up Additive Manufacturing prowess

Date: Monday 29 January 2018

The MTC worked with GRM and K-Tech on a project to investigate the weight-saving of an additive manufactured motorbike part.

Next Generation Additively Manufactured Aircraft Seat Structure

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2018

The MTC, in partnership with Assystem has demonstrated the capability of using Additive Manufacturing (AM) to enable 30% weight savings for aircraft seat structures.

Extending existing capability in high value manufacturing

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

The MTC helps TTI develop a phased implementation plan to create a fully functional manufacturing facility to supply high value components produced by advanced powder metallurgy techniques.

Additive Manufacturing of Front Bearing Housing Aerofoils for Rolls-Royce Test Bed Engines

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

The MTC works with Rolls-Royce on the additive manufacture of a flight test front bearing housing, resulting in 30% improvement in lead time for first part to stores for the engine development program…

Additive Manufacturing of Structures for the Mars Mission

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

The MTC provides additive manufacturing expertise to help space R&D company Magna Parva develop a crushable thermal protection system for the Mars Return Capsule.

Firm foundations with 3D concrete printing

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

The MTC works in collaboration with Skanska, Foster + Partners, Tarmac, ABB, and Loughborough University to develop a 3D concrete printing system for industrial applications.

New additive lattice design workflow

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

The MTC partner with Betatype to demonstrate a new design workflow that is up to eight times faster for the creation of highly complex additive lattice structures