Siemens business Materials Solutions has opened a new state-of-the-art 3D printing factory at the Worcester Six Business Park.
The ribbon was recently cut on the new 4,500sqm facility having been newly fitted-out by national building contractor Speller Metcalfe. The result of £27m investment, the new, high-spec unit will allow the additive manufacturing specialist to double its capacity of 3D printers to more than 50 and is expected to create around fifty new jobs.
Speller Metcalfe regional director, Rob Lashford said: “Materials Solutions are leading the way in additive manufacturing in the UK and we are delighted to have worked with them to develop these fantastic new facilities.
“We have transformed an existing unit into a high-performance factory facility with a revised layout designed to increase productivity, and the flexibility that will allow the business room to grow and adapt within the fast-paced manufacturing industry.”
Phil Hatherley, General Manager, Materials Solutions praised the work carried out.
“We have ambitious plans to industrialise the additive manufacturing process and moving to the new Worcester Six facility is the first step to making that happen,” he said.
“We were all very impressed with Speller Metcalfe’s professional approach to the project and their handling and control of the site.”