Thornton Cleveleys (UK) – Victrex is leading a consortium of companies and institutions1 pursuing innovation in 3D printing (additive manufacturing or AM). As part of its key role, Victrex will develop new grades of high-performance polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer based on innovative chemical formulations that are specifically designed to work in additive manufacturing processes. Although utilised in some AM applications today, current PAEK materials were originally developed for use in injection moulding or extrusion manufacturing process.
- Airbus Group Innovations
- Avon Valley Precision Engineering (AVPE)
- University of Exeter Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM)
- HiEta technologies
- South West Metal Finishing