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  • Christmas/New Year opening

    December 6, 2017 ...

    We are pleased to say that we can continue to build your parts throughout the Christmas and New Year break. Our metal and plastic Additive Manufacturing machines will be running every day throughout the festive period, however order despatch will depend upon courier service availability. Please email your requirements and data to enquiries@3trpd.co.uk by 15:00 on Friday 22 December 2017 to ensure ...

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  • 3T at Formnext and Professional Motorsport exhibitions

    November 1, 2017 ...

    As a leading provider of metal and plastic Additive Manufacturing (AM) services globally, 3T RPD are looking forward to exhibiting at both Formnext and Professional Motorsport in a few weeks’ time. Visitors can register online for free entry to both events, so pop along to see 3T’s industry experts to find out how their AM services can help you save ...

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  • Design for AM

    October 3, 2017 ...

    How do engineers get the best out of Additive Manufacturing (AM), sometimes known as 3D printing? Is it true that engineers can simply transpose their designs based on extractive manufacturing for use in Additive Manufacturing? The answer to both these questions is that in order for engineers to get the best out of AM their component or product needs to ...

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  • A Short History of 3T RPD

    September 19, 2017 ...

    Since its establishment in 1999 3T RPD has been at the forefront of Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. The company began as a Service Bureau, making Plastic Rapid Prototypes and Metal Rapid Tooling. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and now is probably a good moment to look back at our development since then. 1999 ...

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  • Additive Manufacturing for the Oil & Gas industry

    September 12, 2017 ...

    Having produced the first additively manufactured (AM) part for the Oil and Gas industry, we’re working closely with the sector to explore other ways in which this innovative technology can produce complex, lightweight parts. The Titanium Gateway Manifold for pipelines has been certified by global engineering firm Lloyd’s Register. Virtually impossible to manufacture using traditional methods, the part went through ...

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  • Metal AM part approved by Lloyd’s Register

    September 7, 2017 ...

    3T RPD has produced a Titanium Gateway Manifold for pipelines using their metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, and it has just been certified as the first additively manufactured part for the Oil and Gas industry by global engineering firm Lloyd’s Register. AM was the ideal method to produce the part as it contained complex internal channels and would have been ...

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  • Fly Away with 3D Printing

    September 4, 2017 ...

    The summer holidays are almost over and thousands, perhaps millions, of people have flown away from the UK to foreign shores during the last 6 weeks. Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, has become a key part of the Aerospace industry, and is becoming an important component in engine, airframe and fitting manufacture. We have produced a series of ...

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  • Additive Manufacturing One Stop Shop

    August 31, 2017 ...

    3T RPD recently launched the UK’s first production Additive Manufacturing (AM) ‘One Stop Shop’. Our new finishing facility augments our front-end process services such as design for AM, R+D, training, NPI and powder management. And our high quality finishing capability ensures that we are able to:- Supply the complete AM process chain from design to delivery Ensure customer satisfaction Tightly control the complete AM ...

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  • CAD to Innovation

    August 17, 2017 ...

    Have you ever wondered what processes a component goes through from CAD to completion? To show you how it’s done we have created a video showing the whole CAD process for a plastic product, from design to final production. Last updated by RichardMckenzie at September 11, 2017.

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  • Additive Manufacturing blows the wind of change through renewables

    August 11, 2017 ...

    The key publication for the wind power generation industry, Windpower Monthly, has recently called Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D Printing, a “game changing” technology for the wind and renewable power industries. It hails AM as the best way to eliminate labour-intensive, manufacturing and assembly processes in the manufacture of 3D printed wind turbines. (It also hails the US ...

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