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Additive manufacturing: mapping UK research into 3D printing

The report reviews research and development activities in additive manufacturing (3D printing) research and recommends ways to improve performance.

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Additive manufacturing is commonly known as 3D printing. This report shows significant growth in additive manufacturing research funding since 2012. It makes recommendations on how to improve the current low commercial performance of the technology.

The report was commissioned by Innovate UK and authored by:

  • the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) centre for innovative manufacturing in additive manufacturing
  • Stratasys Strategic Consulting.

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