2: Non-advanced manufacturing experiments with the AMRC

A Sheffield knife maker based elsewhere in the Sheffield City Region worked with the AMRC Design and Prototyping Centre to design small production runs of bespoke 3D printed titanium knives. Using advanced 3D printing technology new designs were created – in this case, the blade and the handle are integrated, with the handle moulded and customised to a chef’s hand. This is an example of how non-advanced manufacturing firms can also tap into the research that takes place on the AMP. The AMRC’s expertise in metal cutting, 3D printing and manufacturing design has been applied to a range of manufacturing activities beyond aerospace and the
automotive industry.