The Additive Manufacturing operations team covers a wide range of technologies across our facilities. The team has operates across dedicated Metal Powder Bed Fusion, Polymer, Ceramic and Bind & Sinter facilities housed throughout the MTC’s workshops.
The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing has several workshops that house the AM and downstream processing equipment. These facilities are industrial-scale and provide representative test-beds for development work. They are also digitally connected enabling data to be captured from the process chain stages and used to optimise the processing.
A key output of the £15m DRAMA project that MTC is currently leading is a new metal powder bed fusion (PBF) learning facility which is housed in our Aerospace Research Centre (ARC). This houses the majority of our metal PBF systems as well as downstream equipment and powder management areas.
The main MTC workshop contains our confidential pre-production cells as well as a new facility that is under preparation to consolidate our non-metal (polymer and ceramic) capability. This workshop also contains our metal binder jetting and our directed energy deposition systems, as well as our powder characterisation and metallurgical analysis labs, CNC, Wire EDM, and the NDT and metrology lab.
MPBF Workshop Lead
Lead MPBF Technician
Lead Polymer Technician
Chief Engineer - Workshop