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Queen’s Christmas Broadcast features Commonwealth Baton

02 January 2014 ...

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast included footage of the Commonwealth Baton, which is currently on its way around the 70 competing nations. We are very proud to have been commissioned by 4c Design to build the titanium lattice structure using our metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. The striking organic form was built in 4,000 layers and comprised intricate internal and external twisting metal frames.

The full story can be found here and footage of the part being built at our manufacturing facilities in Newbury, Berkshire can be viewed in a BBC documentary here.

The Games baton left London in October on its 288-day relay covering 118,000 miles, and is now the other side of the world, before arriving in Scotland next summer. The Queen said “Its journey is a reminder that the Commonwealth can offer us a fresh view of life.”

The Christmas Broadcast can be viewed here (the Baton features from 3 mins 50 secs) and a full transcript of the broadcast can be found here.






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