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Burnley Business Awards 2017

  Burnley Business Awards is an evening of pride, celebration, glitz and glamour that acknowledges and rewards the achievements of our local businesses and individuals. The sponsorship funded event is organised by Burnley Council to promote Burnley’s business success and the borough’s economic infrastructure. Burnley is changing and at the heart of this change are…

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Soluble Core Pipes

Soluble Core Parts – Carbon Fibre Wrapping     Job Specification Complex low volume parts are 3D printed in SR30 and set using our custom made pipe setting jigs.   Produce low volume, light weight parts wrapped in carbon fibre. Complex shapes 3D printed in SR30 soluble material. Bespoke setting jigs designed and 3D printed…

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Composite Preformers

Composite Performers     Job Specification Customer required a tool that would be suitable to produce preforms of limited amount of parts. In the preforming process, several individual layers of fibre form material are cut and draped in one, two or three dimensions in the approximate shape, contour and thickness desired in the finished composite part.…

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Tech North Article

Tech North’s News Article “Burnley shows how small Northern towns can embrace the 21st century”     FDM one of the businesses to watch in 2017   FDM Digital Solutions represents the future. It produces 3D-printed parts on tight turnarounds for industries like aerospace and Formula One racing. Meanwhile, a collaboration with the NHS sees the…

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Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Seminar

13th December 2016 / Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry           Discover the future of aerospace manufacturing. At this half-day event, FDM Digital and Stratasys lift the lid on the applications and materials which are changing the way things are made in the aerospace industry. Additive manufacturing is now used in a broad…

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Sink case study

Sink Case Study     Brief Provide a CAD model from an aircraft sink. Our customer required a full scan & reverse model so they could manufacture a stainless steel upgrade on the tired and worn sink. How We scanned the sink in situ using our FARO Edge ScanArm HD. Reverse engineered using SpaceClaim software.…

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Air Intakes Case Study

Air Intake Case Study     Brief To replace worn parts with a new and improved version. Our customer required a full scan & reverse model as they had no data whatsoever.   How We scanned the part using our FARO Edge ScanArm HD. Thanks to our articulated arm’s setup, accuracy is within ±30μm, we…

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Aicelle Tooling Article

Developing Bespoke Aerospace Tooling with 3D Printing for the Airbus A320neo         Innovative thinking from NWAA Members Safran Nacelle’s Manufacturing Manager Andy Crosland and FDM Digital’s Technical Director Graeme Bond solves Airbus rate production problem using 3D printing technology.   Andy Crosland says “When we began the A320neo journey our vision was…

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At The Forefront of Innovation In Additive Manufacturing

At The Forefront of Innovation In Additive Manufacturing     FDM Digital Solutions Ltd, Burnley’s new high-tech, additive manufacturing company, are adding to Burnley’s reputation as the UK’s enterprise hot spot. Strategically and operationally, FDM are able to deliver comprehensive services tailored to clients’ unique requirements. Customers include a range of business sectors: the automotive…

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Pioneering NHS Project Wins £860K Backing

Pioneering NHS Project Wins £860K Backing   FDM is pioneering the use of 3D printing to produce made-to-measure insoles for the NHS and has secured an £860,000 investment from The North West Fund for Venture Capital and Lancashire Rosebud Fund. Using the system being developed by FDM Digital Solutions, hospitals will be able to scan…

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