The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has grown its collaboration with Silverstone-based Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC), with the partnership focusing on driving innovation and additive manufacturing (AM) focused solutions within the mobility, transport, aerospace and niche vehicle sectors. The MTC is home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, which accelerates the uptake of AM by developing the technology and systems required to address the key challenges within the additive manufacturing value chain.
The collaboration aims to unlock the broader potential of AM applications, as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), motivated by net zero ambitions, are seeking lightweight, recyclable and sustainable components and manufacturing to improve vehicle energy efficiency and minimise whole lifecycle emissions.
Using complementary skillsets and capabilities, the partnership will cover everything from lab validation of technology through to prototype demonstration, completed design, production and, finally, fully operational technology and commercialisation.
The MTC’s experience in component design, product design, additive manufacturing and supply chain management will be accompanied by the DMC’s world-class additive production capabilities and industry experience, providing commercial, end-use ready components across a range of sectors.
Share this page: