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3T RPD® Ltd – building plastic and metal Additive Manufactured parts for end use and prototyping

3T RPD® is a market leading production Additive Manufacturing company. Our production facilities build components for customers in a range of industries including aerospace, motorsport (F1) and the medical sector. We manufacture production quantity parts for end usage alongside one-off or prototypes in a range of metal alloys and plastics.


Using layer based laser technologies, Selective Laser Sintering and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) are fast, cost-effective and extremely accurate manufacturing processes. Inspiring designers and engineers to create parts specifically for the AM process, they are freed up from previous design constraints. Built directly from 3D CAD data, they negate the need for conventional tooling, and parts can be optimised to retain structural strength whilst reducing their weight. This is providing attractive benefits to industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Architectural, Defence, Medical, Luxury and Consumer Goods.

We offer a range of plastic and metal materials, including high performance alloys such as Aluminium, Titanium and Inconel, and have some of the world’s largest plastic and metal machines. Our team of experienced engineers and skilled finishers ensure every last detail is taken care of, and we offer an extensive range of plastic and metal finishing techniques to satisfy all of our customers’ requirements.

With research and development being at the forefront of our business, we build parts with the best surface finish and mechanical properties that these technologies can provide, in the shortest lead-times possible. And we do this whilst pursuing the highest standards of excellence in our customer service and delivery. This is recognised by the quality standards that we have been awarded, and we are the first AM company in the UK to hold AS 9100 Rev C, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003.

Our Case Studies section contains real examples of how our plastic and metal parts have assisted in reducing our customer’s development schedules, and saved them money whilst increasing performance. Our News will keep you up to date with all our latest news, events and exciting developments within the industry.

* Additive Manufacturing (AM) is also referred to in the industry as 3D Printing, Additive Layer Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Product Development and 3D modelling.

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