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About Us

The UK National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) is here to accelerate the uptake of Additive Manufacturing (AM) by developing the technology and systems required to address the key challenges within the AM value chain.

NCAM is based at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. We are also home to The European Space Agency (ESA) AM Benchmarking Centre and a founding partner of the ASTM AM Center of Excellence

NCAM has a team of engineers and technical specialists focused on Additive Manufacturing who are ready to answer your questions on all aspects of AM. Our facilities comprise metal, ceramic and polymer printers, plus a wide range of equipment for post-processing, and our new AM SmartSpace has the latest software available to help you de-risk your adoption of Additive Manufacturing.

You can use these facilities to make your first prototype or to do your initial production run supported by our staff before making your own capital investment decisions. Find out more about how we could help you here or by contacting us.

Whether you are at the beginning of your additive journey or an advanced practitioner looking to improve your productivity or product offering, we can help you to:

Shape your AM strategy
Understand if AM is an opportunity and develop the business case and implementation plan.

Mature your AM process
Help select the right process technology, review the design and optimise the processing route. We can also help with factory design and planning scale-up to production.

Develop your technology
Test your technology in an industrial setting and demonstrate it to your potential customers. NCAM can help you secure public funding for your development.

Improve your workforce competency
We have a comprehensive range of training courses for technicians, engineers and business leaders, available online or face-to-face.