3D Printing BureausIn the UK there are an abundance of 3D printing bureaus working to help businesses integrate 3D printing in to their product life cycles without having to make a large investment in to machinery and a skilled workforce. We have some of the major players in the global industry based in the UK.
3D Printing Service CompaniesCompanies like AMufacture who take the service of a bureau one step further are also entering the market solidifying the UK's position to be a global leader in additive manufacturing. 3D printing service companies in the UK are investing in technologies that compliment additive manufacturing like coatings, generative design and shape optimisation. AMufacture is leading the way in all three of these with other service companies using our proprietary technology.
3D Printing ManufacturersWhilst it is fair to say that the UK hasn't seen as many 3D printer manufacturers enter the market when compared to the US and Europe; the UK has a special place within 3D printing history due other innovations like the RepRap movement which you can read more about here. Put simply the RepRap movement has given us all accessible desktop 3D printing which is a pretty big achievement.