TSB announces funding for 3D printing projects
6 June 2013
Research and development projects using 3D printing techniques have received a funding boost from the UK Technology Strategy Board and three research councils.
The funding, worth £14.7m in total (including company investment of £6.3m) will see companies and business-led consortia undertake a wide range of collaborative R&D projects, in areas as diverse as:
The funding will allow the winners to develop solutions in this technology area, known as additive manufacturing. It was announced by the secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, on a visit to the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, one of Technology Strategy Board's High Value Manufacturing catapult centres.
"Investing in tomorrow's technology will bring jobs and economic growth throughout the UK. That's why last month the Government announced the biggest ever investment in the work of the Technology Strategy Board. With £440 million of funding they will support new manufacturing techniques to maintain the UK's position as a world leader in technology and design. This joint investment with the Research Councils highlights the commitment from across the sector to boost manufacturing in the UK," said Mr Cable.