South Yorkshire’s Master Cutler visits innovative design and manufacturing business
Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL, Master Cutler and Mistress of Hallamshire, Rachel Abbott, visited an innovative design and additive manufacturing business at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, in Rotherham, this week.
The visitors met the team at Addition Design and were shown the company’s latest innovative practices.
Tom Fripp, director at Addition Design said: “It was a real honour to welcome Master Cutler, Dame Julie and Hallamshire Mistress Rachel to our facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre.
“We were able to show them how our innovative use of cutting-edge 3D printing is being used to improve the quality of change parts and format parts that we now produce for medical, and pharma manufacturers throughout the UK.
“They were very interested to see how we use the technology as part of a suite of advanced digital technologies to create like-for-like replacement components in days, rather than weeks, saving our customers the significant costs of expensive downtime.
“The new equipment and our unique methodology of unlocking its benefits have given us new opportunities to be able to deliver even higher performance components with reduced lead times.”
Addition Design was one of the first businesses in the country to invest in this new technology and continues to push the boundaries with it to give customers a competitive advantage.
Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny said: “It was great to meet Tom and the team and to see the investment that the business has made in new machinery.
“We were very impressed to see both the Stratasys and Prodways machines and enjoyed seeing these in action and to exploring some of the complex components produced.
“There are so many opportunities for this technology, particularly for automated production lines in pharmaceuticals, packaging and food and drink production lines. We look forward to seeing what Addition Design do next!”