Additive Manufacturing

Advancement in additive manufacturing technologies has seen the evolution of 3D printed parts move rapidly, providing the opportunity for new innovation within the manufacturing world. As companies can now design for additive manufacturing to complement traditional manufacturing processes, there has been a massive shift in its use, particularly within aerospace, medical, transportation, energy and consumer products.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing uses machines to create three-dimensional physical objects from digital data. These systems primarily manufacture using layer-by-layer (or additive) means of construction. This permits the manufacture of complex shapes and surfaces much more simply than by conventional methods.

KTN’s Additive Manufacturing community is made up of SMEs creating innovative solutions through AM technologies together with supply chain organisations, materials specialists, digital businesses and designers.

Additive manufacturing is one of the key areas of digital innovation within the Manufacturing Made Smarter national programme, creating innovation for the UK manufacturing sector to build their resilience and flexibility, improve productivity and become environmentally sustainable.

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Current Additive Manufacturing funding opportunities

UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 20/06/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

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iX Challenge: Waste Heat Measurement In Hot Process Flue (Exhaust) Stacks

Opens: 17/06/2022 Closes: 26/08/2022

This challenge seeks to identify technologies to measure and characterise hot waste heat streams without invasive installation/operation and do so with a high degree of confidence in the accuracy of the given measurement.

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APC22: Industrialising net-zero automotive technology

Opens: 18/07/2022 Closes: 07/09/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £40 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

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BioFabrication: 3D printing - What is it and what can it do for you?
Recorded: 19th November

BioFabrication: 3D printing - What is it and what can it do for you?

This webinar hosted by KTN in collaboration with Nottingham University aims to bring together industrial stakeholders from the materials, pharma and industrial biotechnology sectors, in order to identify opportunities and needs derived from Additive BioFabrication.

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UK India Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Insight Study Webinars

16/03/2022

UK India Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Insight Study Webinars

The UK India Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative, delivered by Innovate UK KTN, aims to map key emerging opportunities for creating research and innovation links between the UK and India in various fields of the advanced manufacturing sector. Watch the videos now.

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Join us and help transform UK manufacturing at Innovation Alley 2022

17/06/2022

Join us and help transform UK manufacturing at Innovation Alley 2022

Applications are now open for Made Smarter Innovation Alley, the UK’s largest showcase of leading edge digital technologies for the manufacturing sector, running 16-17 November 2022.

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Programmes related to Additive Manufacturing

Made Smarter | Innovation Network

Made Smarter | Innovation Network

From 2021 to 2025, KTN will be working on behalf of UKRI to join communities together to transform UK manufacturing. Join the Made Smarter Innovation Network and help us drive positive change.