OUR INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS
The Factum consortium comprises end users Unilever, BAE Systems and Cobham Technical Services operating in three separate industry sectors. Sebastian Conran Associates bring the ability to expand novel Additive Manufacturing applications to other industrial sectors and thereby deliver further economies of scale to drive commercialisation. Factum also comprises the High Speed Sintering technology owners Loughborough University, AM machine component suppliers Xaar and the polymer, supply chain and machine development capability that resides within FaraPack. FaraPack brings the Technical and Project Management capability to develop and commercialise the outputs from the project in conjunction with the other partners and brings the leading expertise of Prof. Neil Hopkinson to the project. While each partner has its own expertise and own desired outcomes, the common objective is to exploit AM technology, and especially LS and HSS, to its full potential. By working together, the partners all stand to benefit from each other’s findings in terms of process understanding (design freedom, material choice, process control etc.) that they would not be able to achieve by working individually.
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