EOS, a world leader in industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has announced its membership in the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, England to promote AM Adoption in the UK. The MTC membership demonstrates EOS’s ongoing commitment to the UK’s manufacturing sector.
The MTC was founded in 2010 as an independent Research and Technology Organization (RTO) with the goal of bridging the gap between academia and industry, also known as “the valley of death.” It is one of the most significant public-sector investments in UK manufacturing to date. Over the last five years, the MTC has grown rapidly and expanded its campus with the construction of three major facilities, including the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, which opened in 2015.
EOS Promoting AM Adoption in the UK
“It’s fantastic to have EOS join the MTC as a global leader in industrial 3D printing. The company’s knowledge and experience in the sector will only benefit our wider-partner network, and we look forward to further strengthening this relationship moving forward.”– Ross Trepleton, Chief Engineer – AM Pre-Production, MTC
EOS, whose technology is currently used by a number of high-profile companies in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and healthcare, is driving the AM adoption in the UK.
“One of the biggest challenges for the additive manufacturing industry is how we best educate our customers to fully understand the benefits of the technology for their production strategy. This is why organisations like the MTC are so important.”– Gary Taylor, Regional Manager, UK&I
Taylor added, “A particularly significant challenge in the UK is the current skills gap. There is an apparent knowledge deficit of additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing in the UK, and globally. This is a critical barrier preventing businesses from embracing disruptive technologies—and ultimately remaining competitive against innovation elsewhere. It’s therefore important we’re working alongside organisations like the MTC and its members to enable the factories of the future.”
About The Manufacturing Technology Centre: The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) promotes British manufacturing around the world by developing innovative manufacturing technologies and processes in collaboration with industry, academia, and other organisations. The MTC, which was founded in 2010, has some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, allowing it to provide a specialised environment for the development and demonstration of industrial-scale innovation.
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