The goal of Factum is to develop supply chain and full scale production capabilities for novel Additive Manufacturing Technologies based on laser sintering (LS) and High Speed Sintering (HSS) for application in three major industrial sectors within the UK economy. The three sectors are each represented by projects partners;
Unilever represent Fast Moving Consumer Goods
BAE Systems represent aerospace
Cobham Technical Services represent Space and communication.
High Speed Sintering manufacturing capability owned by Loughborough University will be developed and exploited by the consortium partners that comprise, in addition to end-users, manufacturing machine capability developers (Xaar), product design speciality (Sebastian Conran Associates) and polymer processing and additive manufacturing specialists (Farapack Polymers Ltd) based at the University of Sheffield.
Factum aims to deliver a validated supply chain with suitable demonstrator products in three industry sectors and an appropriate exploitation plan for effective commercialisation of LS and HSS products.