3D Printing Consultancy
Graphite specialises in working with clients to identify the best 3D printing technologies and tailored materials to produce precise, high-performance parts. Our engineers collaborate with other engineers, model makers, industrial designers and product designers across sectors to test concepts, improve designs, cut production costs and solve complex design challenges.
We are continually developing and fine tuning our production processes to improve what is possible in terms of quality, materials and turn-around times.
Solving specific design or production challenges
If you want to explore how 3D printing can solve a specific design or production challenge our consultancy team is highly qualified to help. As engineers with over 30 years’ combined experience, we understand both the traditional manufacturing and additive manufacturing processes. We can advise you on how 3D printing can enhance the possibilities, quality and capabilities of your components, or make production more flexible and affordable.
Developing in-house additive manufacturing capabilities
If you are considering buying your own 3D printing equipment to produce parts in-house, you face a daunting choice of technologies and materials. We can give you unbiased advice on which technology and machine would best fit your specific application and budget.
A wealth of experience
Graphite’s Managing Director Kevin Lambourne has been working with these technologies since 1995 and has collaborated with hundreds of companies from different industries. Having managed the UK’s largest rapid prototyping department in the 1990s and spent seven years pushing the boundaries of these technologies with Red Bull Racing – the most successful Formula One team in recent years – he has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the world of 3D printing. Find out more about our team.
Benefits of precision 3D printing
Cuts costs and manufacturing lead times by removing the need for tooling
Supports agile manufacturing – parts can be made to order and modified if required
Reduces inventory – rapid production reduces the need for stock to be held
Allows you to build more complex shapes so that parts comprise fewer components
Reduces material and weight for previously solid parts by using lattice structures