3T celebrating 20 years at Formnext as its customers drive towards serial production

November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

3T Additive Manufacturing is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Formnext 2019, Frankfurt, Germany, this week. Founded in 1999 and based in Newbury, Berkshire, 3T is focused on driving the advancements in Additive Manufacturing to help its customers move toward serial production.

3T offers both polymer and metal Additive Manufacturing to a wide range of industries and is reported to have one of the largest capacities in Europe. The company provides supply chain solutions and parts that reduce mass, weight, cost and lead times, whilst maintaining safety through prototype, development and serial production.

“It’s an exciting time for the industry and we’re working closely with our customers and partners to realise the full potential of this technology. With the likes of Aston Martin, we’re leading the way in quality approved serial addition manufacturing production. It is important to understand each of our customer’s requirements to give a total bespoke value add supply chain solution for the various sectors we support. An example of this is our Scan2Product offering which enables the production of mass customization applications,” stated Nigel Robinson, CEO at 3T.

3T is working with companies across automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, oil and gas and consumer industries. Customer names include Aston Martin and Launcher, a company producing metal AM rocket components to accelerate space exploration. 3T is helping companies manufacture fit for purpose, highly customisable products, at scale.

The new 3T is said to be built around its LAB and HUB pillars. AM LAB accelerates product development through Additive Manufacturing, providing unique AM development capabilities for customers. AM HUB drives scale-up production through the company’s global partner network.

3T showcases its Scan2Product offering at Formnext, which realises mass customisation for its customers, including Andiamo, a healthtech start-up who produces AM orthoses, and Hexr Helmets, who design cutting edge, highly customisable cycling helmets.

3T has recently entered into a strategic partnership with NDES Additive, a leading company providing application development and AM production in Osaka, Japan. Hitoshi Sakai, Department Manager, NDES added, “We are honoured to form a business alliance with 3T. By driving advanced technological capabilities to fulfill customer requirements, and by building a stable manufacturing base, we hope to achieve the industry leading cost efficiencies and quality.”

For more information visit 3T at booth 11.1 C31.


November 20, 2019

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