Additive Manufacturing UK (AM-UK) exists to establish the UK as a world leader in the development and adoption of Additive and 3D Printing technology.
Setup in 2014, AM-UK was initially a government supported collaboration to help drive the UK’s additive manufacturing strategy. In 2020 AM-UK became part of the wider Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) family and now looks to benefit its members through a number of services. These include, marketing support, networking opportunities, specific and relevant economic and technical information, representation to Government and other stakeholders, information on exporting and support for learning and development.
AM-UK members are also able to access preferential rates for MACH, the UK’s premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies. MACH is held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham every two year. It attracts over 25,000 visitors, and around 600 exhibitors. The dedicated Additive zone at MACH is organised by AM-UK.
AM National Strategy
In 2018 the UK released an Additive Manufacturing National Strategy Paper. This paper provided a vision to drive the UK to the forefront of commercialised additive manufacturing, supporting the high value manufacturing sector that is key to the UK’s manufacturing industry. The specific aims established as part of the strategy were as follows:
In 2020 AM-UK became part of the wider MTA family. The MTA are now driving forward these aims to establish the UK at the forefront of this technology.
To see how the strategy was developed please see this link: