The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as
an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the
objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often
referred to as ‘the valley of death’.
It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month
build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.
In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.
Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing.
Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design.
We now have over 700 talented employees working with us.
During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.
College for Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
North Park Road,
CALM is the centre of expertise in Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) at
the University of Exeter, specialising in the use of high temperature
and high performance polymers and composite materials for Additive
Manufacturing. It is a leading research centre, working at multiple
Technology Readiness Levels, on both fundamental and applied research.
are funded through research councils (e.g. EPSRC), government
organisations (e.g. Innovate UK and EU), or directly with industry
partners through short and long term contract research. We aim to
achieve maximum impact from our work and therefore collaborate with a
wide range of organisations.
Dream 3D is a specialist retailer of desktop 3D printers and accessories from top brands such as Zortrax, Ultimaker, MakerBot and more. We specialise in the Engineering, Education and Film sectors but also cater for the Architecture, Design and Hobbyist sectors.We understand that with this type of technology it’s great to be able to see how it works in person and discuss your requirements with an expert. That’s why we have a showroom in Hampshire where you can see our range of 3D printers working for yourself. You will also be able to try out the 3D printing software, browse our collection of filaments and of course discuss 3D printing with our expert advisors.We are much more than simply a supplier of 3D printers, we provide a full customer solution which includes meeting ongoing ownership needs such as consumables, software, training and support whilst ensuring a great customer experience at all times.[gallery ids="25879"]
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
The majority of our research activities are conducted in collaboration
with industrial partners and encompass a broad range of sectors
including: aerospace, defence, design, health, medicine, and
electronics. Much of our work is cross-disciplinary and as such is
conducted across multiple academic schools of the University and
externally, both in the UK and internationally. The AMRG is working with
many leading international companies. We have comprehensive additive
manufacturing laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art testing and
The Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham is widely regarded as the world's leading Centre for Additive Manufacturing research, development and dissemination. Their aim is to push forward the development and application of next-generation, multi-material and multifunctional Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing technologies with a focus on end-use functionalised 3D structures and components.
3DGBIRE are the UK and Ireland's premier professional 3D printing experts. We sell, service and support market-leading products and share our knowledge through professional training programs. Our
mission is to help companies to integrate 3D printing into their business with ease and efficiency. Our 360-degree service takes you from implementation to training and on to providing only the best local aftercare, we want to
ensure our customers believe in our products like we do. For all your technical support or Ultimaker warranty questions please reach out and we will be happy to help.
Unit 5 East Reading Retail Centre
Founded in 2012, CREAT3D are a value-add partner, accredited by our equipment suppliers to provide high levels of service and support. We
work with Businesses and Higher Education establishments, from a broad array of industries ranging from engineering, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing through to product design, architecture and education. Based in Reading, Berkshire our Showroom hosts a wide range of additive manufacturing equipment. Arrange an appointment to discuss your needs with one of our CREAT3D Specialists.
DEVELOP3D LIVE 2019 will take place on 17th April at Sheffield University,INOX and Octagon buildings, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG.
Exhibition opens at 8:00am.
Conference starts at 9:10am prompt.
Conference finishes at 5:15pm.
See over 30 exciting, relevant and fresh speakers – for free – while getting hands on with the latest technology to advance your workflow
Network with industry professionals, clients and suppliers from around the world – stay in touch using our DEVELOP3D LinkedIn network
See the future in action by taking a free tour of Warwick Advanced Manufacturing Group, and networking with industry experts and speakers during the complimentary lunch
Win prizes from our exhibitors and sponsors – some of the biggest names in workstation technology
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
We specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced
machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to
industry.Our 100-plus industrial partners range from global giants like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus to small companies. Businesses can work with us on a one-off project, or join us as a member for long-term collaboration.The AMRC now employs around 500 highly qualified researchers and engineers from around the globe, on the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Sheffield Business Park in South Yorkshire.Our operations have grown significantly since we were founded in 2001 and in 2003 we became the anchor tenant on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, South Yorkshire.In 2015 we opened the doors to our first facility on a new Advanced Manufacturing Campus on the nearby Sheffield Business Park. Further expansion into this site is underway.
iMakr opened their first store on Clerkenwell Road in the heart of London’s design district in April 2013. iMakr are now the world's largest independent 3D printing store. In June 2014, iMakr opened their second flagship store in Manhattan.
Best in class 3D printers
iMakr offer you the best quality 3D printers thanks to their expert team of engineers who test and approve each product that hits the shelves.
Large range of quality consumables
iMakr are able to provide you with the best and most advanced consumables thanks to regular testing of innovative new products.
High quality customer services before and after sales
iMakr are known for providing the best standards of customer care in the industry. Our team of experts are able to handle any query, and will answer swiftly and efficiently.
iMakr offer bi-weekly training every Tuesday and Thursday. As well as bespoke, on-site training should the need arise. Training is carried about by a team of skilled iMakr engineers and 3D printing consultants.
After every sale, we follow up with purchase within 7 days and make sure that every customer is able to adopt the technology without difficulty.
We are the maintenance and repair centre for all our partners. We keep stock of spare parts for all machines for immediate customer support and quick response time - usually within 24 hours.
MyMiniFactory - world's largest curated 3D object platform
All iMakr customers are benefited by free 3D printables available for free on MyMiniFactory.com
Events and Exhibitions
iMakr participate regularly in prominent events and exhibitions where they demonstrate 3D Printing in an effort to help people understand what this technology can do for them. iMakr have been invited by world leading companies and brands to showcase 3D Printing technology in a range of environments and spaces.