Our Prime Projects

The efficient use of AM in the following, highlight the range & diversity of the projects undertaken by Additive Design.


This is an attempt to replace traditional immobilisation products and their application processes. A collaborative effort with business and healthcare partners, to develop a customised product for immobilisation of the human extremities.

Medical Implants

Development of an end-to-end manufacturing process for Titanium medical devices compliant with medical regulations. This project utilised powder bed fusion 3D printing technology to enable the manufacture of customised medical implants and devices.

The Carabiner

Re-designed climbing equipment with improved safety and high load-bearing capacity with internal lattice structures. The design is light-weight and of high-strength, and showcases the potential of 3D Printing in producing highly complex features.

Machine Performance Testing

All available Laser & Electron Beam AM machines were tested for critical performance characteristics using different powder materials. Extensive testing & analysis revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the different AM machines. 

AM Digital Management System

A fully traceable indigenous digital system that manages the manufacturing process. System checkpoints are used to monitor every part being manufactured at every stage of the process. Sophisticated machine management is integrated into the system.

Heat Flow & Melt Area Analysis

A tool developed to map the heat flow by analysing the melt area for every build, using the generated slice files. Utilised during the build-design stage to identify potential problem areas and to minimise variation of material properties within the build.

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