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A few words from Tim...

This month is a something of a milestone for me as it's been exactly 30 years since I set up the UK's first Rapid Prototyping bureau!

To be as excited by the industry now as I was back then is testament to the incredible technology it is.


So, we've two articles for you this month, the first is a bit of a trip down additive memory lane, which depending on how old you are(!), will either jog a few memories, or serve as a history lesson as to how different things were back then!

Our second is an article published this month in Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine (MEM) which will bring you right up to date with what's on offer today.

We hope you enjoy them. 

Plunkett Associates
30 years of Rapid prototyping

How much faster can Additive Manufacturing get?

Timescales are getting shorter and shorter – and still we want parts yesterday! However, I’d like us to take a moment and appreciate just how far we’ve come in a relatively short space of time. As an industry we should be proud of what has been achieved so far.

30 years ago, this month, I bought my first SLA250. (Stereolithography machine)!

This was a new company, a new process, an unknown market and some technology I'd seen on Tomorrow’s World.

Plunkett Associates: We Take Ideas and Make them Happen

Roll up, roll up and read all about it!

We're proud to be featuring in this month's Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine.

MEM are showcasing selected manufacturing companies who are members of Made in Britain and we are included!


If you have a project in mind, or would like more information, contact us and we will be pleased to help.

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