£7 million for innovation in additive manufacturing

£7 million for innovation in additive manufacturing

22 Oct 2012

Innovation in additive manufacturing technologies, which have the potential to change the face of manufacturing across the globe, is to be boosted through £7 million of new Government investment in research and development, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announced today (Monday 22 October).

Grants for collaborative research and development projects in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, will be awarded through the ‘Inspiring New Design Freedoms in Additive Manufacturing competition opening on 3 December. More information about the competition is available here.

The competition aims to help businesses bring components and consumer items made by additive manufacturing more quickly to market.  It will also help innovative UK companies take the next steps to accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies and overcome remaining technical barriers and explore new business models.

The new competition will be managed by Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council

For further information, please visit the Additive Manufacturing special interest group where you can read a report on our Technology Innovation Needs Analysis (TINA) to understand both the needs of industry to adopt AM and the UK’s capacity to support and exploit innovation across the AM supply chain.

View the press release here

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Last updated on Monday 29 October 2012 at 10:44

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