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3T RPD attending the Autosport International Exhibition

3T RPD races to Birmingham

Last week 3T RPD took part in the Autosport International exhibition at the NEC. Ian Halliday, CEO, said; “Motorsport is one of our most important markets and Additive Manufacturing (AM) provides autosport teams with a lot of advantages. We wanted to attend the show to demonstrate what Additive Manufacturing and 3T can do for them” 3T RPD has a strong …

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Visit 3T RPD at Autosport International 12th-13th January

Visit 3T RPD at Autosport International 12th-13th January for Automotive 3D Printing Expertise The UK’s leading supplier of Additive Manufactured (AM) car parts for the automotive sector,  3T RPD, is exhibiting at this year’s Autosport International exhibition at the NEC on the 12th and 13th January; stand 347 in the engineering hall, Hall 9. We have extensive experience of manufacturing 3d printed …

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3T RPD Makes Christmas

In 2015 Sheffield University maths students produced a formula to mathematically calculate the ‘perfect’ amount of decoration that you need for your Christmas tree. Their formula reads: Ideal number of Baubles =  (√17 ÷20) x Tree Height (in cm) The formula can give you the number of baubles that you need. By using Additive Manufacture (AM) short production runs from …

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How many Additive Manufactured (AM) parts are in the air?

Have you ever wondered exactly how many Additive Manufactured (AM) production parts there are flying in aircraft around the world? We have worked with a number of aerospace companies and we asked ourselves the same question. After some research we have produced a small infographic which shows the number of 3d printed parts that are in the sky.   Here’s a …

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) Makes Christmas

Kitsch Christmas commercials on the television have become as much a tradition in the UK as Christmas parties, cards and Christmas trees. This year McDonalds has released a strong contender in the saccharine stakes for Christmas 2016 with its sugar coated Juliette advert, which features as its central characters an AM (additive manufacturing) produced leading lady and a love interest. The …

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Happy #3DPrintingDay – 3rd December #2016

3T RPD would like to wish everyone interested in 3D printing and Additive Manufacture (AM) a happy #3DPrintingDay on 3rd December 2016. We have put together a short video showing some of the products that have been made using AM/3D Printing at our production site in Newbury. We hope that it will inspire you to create something special for 3D …

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Additive Manufacturing down south

In 2011 we made aviation history when we partnered with Southampton University to manufacture the world’s first 3D printed UAV. This pilotless aircraft, called SULSA, – The Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft – was designed to act as a testbed for the potential of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing in the aircraft industry. You can read the full story of SULSA’s …

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Formula 1 and AM

With Nico Rosberg winning this year’s Formula 1 championship against his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi, it is worth considering the role that Additive Manufacturing (AM) plays in the Formula 1 Championship. 3T RPD is a major supplier to the F1 industry and while we can’t talk about who our customers are, it is probably fair to say …

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The Manufacturer Annual Leaders Conference – NEC

What is the connection between terms like: Industry 4.0, collaboration, Catapult, Additive Manufacturing and the latest industrial revolution? At first glance they are diverse and unconnected, until you know that these, amongst others, were key buzzwords used at: The Manufacturer’s Annual Leadership Conference held at the NEC on the 1st and 2nd November. These terms swam around delegates as they …

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