UK’s first advanced centre for additive manufacturing to be built in Bristol
A soon to be built advanced manufacturing centre at Bristol & Bath Science Park is set to break new ground for the UK’s additive manufacturing industry.
HiETA Technologies will be one of the first companies in the UK to offer a full ‘A to Z service’ within the additive manufacturing industry, which will take complex projects from the concept stage, through design and testing and right the way through to delivery.
Additive Manufacturing is a process where layers of material are used to create 3D objects and components.
HiETA has experienced rapid growth since its formation in 2012 and has expanded from a hot-desk at the park, to a 24-strong company about to start an exciting new phase of development.
Its Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre is currently being built within BBSP’s grow-on centre and will create up to six new jobs at the site.
The space will comprise of a large office space for designing, a materials room, on-site AM machines and a testing lab enabling HiETA to enhance its initial R&D and product design roles to a full solution service.
Mike Adams, CEO of HiETA, comments: “The success of HiETA over the last two and a-half years is testament to the collaborative environment that we call our home, Bristol & Bath Science Park. We have built strong relationships with other tenants like CFMS and Altair that have served us very well.
“We believe our AM Technology Centre presents an exciting opportunity for innovative manufacturers who like the flexibility that the AM process can offer them.
“Our full service offering means that clients will be able to see the whole process under one roof and be confident that we have every stage of the process, from initial concept through to part delivery, covered.”