3D Printing In Engineering & Manufacturing

Produce end-user parts, tools, fixtures and more in your machine shop, shop floor or in your office

Ready to use additive manufacturing to keep your production line up and running?

Tools, Jigs & Fixtures
Soft Jaws
End Effectors
Injection & Casting Moulds
Prototypes & End-use Parts

Why do Engineering & Manufacturing businesses need to use 3D printing?

Optimise your production efficiency and unlock unlimited application opportunities with always-on additive manufacturing solutions.  

Produce jigs, tools and custom parts, remove the need for outsourcing during product development and allow for designs to be tested, amended and re-tested in days rather than weeks

What can you achieve with 3D printing?

Enable your production facilities to quickly and easily design and print a wide variety of applications including tool organisers, safety devices, assembly, quality, and transport tools without using valuable CNC time.

Composite materials are available to produce parts stronger than machined aluminium with a finish suitable for final, end-use purposes.

Taking advantage of additive manufacturing helps to reduce the product life cycle from development to end use and legacy parts.

Why additive over conventional Manufacturing?

With in-house 3D printing, you can create rapid prototypes within a day, run tests, tweak your design, and print again.

3D print custom parts, tools, and safety devices quickly and easily to reduce unplanned downtime.

Having a digital library of parts able to be printed on demand means you can save costs on storage and warehousing and share the files with multiple locations to enable distributed manufacturing.

Considering adopting additive manufacturing?

Book a ‘walk the line’ visit with an Additive-X additive manufacturing specialist and they will visit your production line to advise potential applications that may benefit from being 3D printed. These may be parts that you have never considered suitable for additive manufacturing before!

Ideal For Engineering & Manufacturing Printing

Markforged Metal X™

End-to-end metal 3D printing solution for next-day functional metal parts

Markforged X7 Digital Forge Industrial Quality Solution

Bundle: X7 Industrial 3D Printer, Blacksmith, Materials, Success Plan & access to Markforged University

Markforged Mark Two™

Desktop Composite 3D Printer with continuous Fibre-Reinforced Printing for strong parts

BCN3D Epsilon W50

Independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with large build volume

Lynxter S600D

A one-of-a-kind multi-material 3D printer including printing with silicone

3DGence Industry F421

Designed for industrial applications where accuracy, speed, comfort and safety of the entire 3D printing process are crucial

Reliable • Knowledgeable • UK Based

Ready To Start Your 3D Journey? You’re In Great Hands At Additive-X

Engineering & Manufacturing

User stories

In their own words - Engineering and Manufacturing stories of 3D printing obsolete replacement parts, saving £26k on a single tool and much more

Keeping Trains Moving With Silicone 3D-Printed Parts

How One 3D Printed Part Saved a Tool Manufacturer £26,000 Per Year

3D Printing Replacement Legacy Parts That Can No Longer Be Sourced

Engineering & Manufacturing

3D Success In Videos

See for yourself how Engineering and Manufacturing businesses are using 3D printing for lean production, a better workflow for end effectors, strong metal and continuous fibre reinforced parts and more!
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Modern Manufacturing for a Constantly Changing World with MLC CAD Systems

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Lean Machine x Markforged Case Study

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Caldwell x Markforged Case Study

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Essentium Guide to 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures

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Virtual Factory Tour with Markforged Customer BlueZone

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Ashley Furniture: From One Idea to 700 3D Printed Parts in the Factory

ROI Calculations • Custom Samples • Digital Workflow Demos

Additive-X have lots of tools available to help you decide on your next step in additive manufacturing - now, or at a time to suit you

Engineering & Manufacturing

News & Blog

New 3D printing machines and materials, how-to guides, explainers and much more, tagged for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors

Formlabs Announces Exciting New Engineering Materials

3D Printing in Engineering Education with Morrison Tech and Formlabs

Case Study: How Dixon Valve US Uses 3D Printing in Robotic Automation

Case Study: Large-Format 3D Printing with U.S. Architectural Lighting

Formlabs Announces Exciting New Engineering Materials

Case Study: How Volkswagen Autoeuropa Uses 3D Printing to Manufacture Custom Tools and Prototypes

How Labman Automation Cut Down Costs by 75% with 3D Printing

Case Study: How Dixon Valve US Uses 3D Printing in Robotic Automation

Case Study: Large-Format 3D Printing with U.S. Architectural Lighting

Case Study: How Volkswagen Autoeuropa Uses 3D Printing to Manufacture Custom Tools and Prototypes

Formlabs Announces Exciting New Engineering Materials