London-based 3-D printing service supplier 3DPRINTUK
has featured in the Business Reporter Best of British Business Award
. Hosted on the www.Independent.co.uk
website, the award recognises that SMEs are the backbone of UK economic success; it also ‘promotes, supports and inspires’ small and medium-size businesses throughout the UK, focusing on the diversity of ‘brand Britain’.
Discussing the video, Nick Allen — managing director of 3DPRINTUK — said: “It is great to be showcased by the Business Reporter
, which sent a team down to our premises in Leyton Industrial Village in North London to film what we do and how we do it.
“The resulting video below is extremely useful as it conveys — in a way that words alone cannot — just what we can achieve through 3-D printing, as well as the size and extent of our premises.”
3DPRINTUK operates from a 10,000ft2
facility that houses a growing number of SLS (selective laser sintering) and MJF (multi-jet fusion) machines, as well as ancilliary equipment for post processing — including vibro polishing, shot peening and colour dyeing.
The company offers a reliable and flexible manufacturing service that bridges the gap between prototyping and injection moulding, overcoming the limitations that alternative processes such as CNC machining and vacuum casting present.
Mr Allen added: “While we have been working with 3-D printing technologies for many years, we are aware there are many companies that either do not fully understand the potential of 3-D printing or feel that the shift from traditional manufacturing processes would be too difficult or too costly.
The Best of British Business Award
video allows us to demonstrate that the technology is an easily accessible and often extremely cost-effective alternative to injection moulding or alternative traditional manufacturing processes.”
3DPRINTUK will be exhibiting at TCT 3Sixty
, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 28-30 September, where it will be offering demonstrations of its SLS and MJF capabilities on Stand J28.