Enabling radical new product development

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) experts work consultatively with businesses, located at its advanced manufacturing facility at Daresbury Laboratory, to rapidly translate new ideas into reality. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit from being able to access and utilise cutting-edge know-how to get the most out of 3D printing technologies.

Our flexible approach to accommodating project work – whether it’s prototyping, product design or improving manufacturing processes – provides scaling businesses access to leading equipment, reducing the risks associated with the development and trial of new products. Our experts are on hand to provide impartial advice and support to explore the art of the possible, accelerating time to market.

As well as offering flexible space options depending on your requirements – from open-plan to lockable work benches and offices – an impressive range of equipment is available for use, spanning 3D printing, Virtual Reality, scanning technologies and more. SMEs can access a wide range of business support initiatives and activities, funding routes and on-site events, as well as the opportunity to connect into national and international networks.


Ask us if you’re interested in working alongside STFC as impartial collaborators to find the best solution for your product development.

David Bogg

Email: david.bogg@stfc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01925 864309

Last updated: 12 January 2022

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