£14.7 Million Boost For Innovative 3D Printing Projects

BIS logoUK businesses are set to benefit from a £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing projects..

The Technology Strategy Board and Research Councils are investing £8.4 million into the projects that will leverage in an additional £6.3 million of private investment. The funding will help businesses to develop new manufacturing solutions in 3D printing technology across industries such as healthcare and energy.

As part of the Industrial Strategy the Government has committed to support ground-breaking technologies that are often too risky or resource intensive for individual companies to nurture on their own.

The projects that are being funded will last between one and three years. They will undertake research and development in a variety of technology areas.

For example, a project being led by Renishaw will develop specific facial implants for patients who might have suffered a head trauma. Another project being led by JRI Orthopaedics will develop customised hip replacement components, and a project led by FDM Digital Solutions will produce customised insoles so that they meet the needs of a patient’s foot.

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