Helping SMEs understand the benefits of exploring Additive Manufacturing.

The Additive Manufacturing - Business and Technology Support (AM-BATS) project helps small and medium sized (SMEs) manufacturing companies understand how they could benefit from exploring additive manufacturing and providing businesses with the confidence to invest in new manufacturing processes. 

The project team of engineers and researchers are developing different business and technology support packages to take SMEs on a technology adoption journey, suited to their organisation’s specific needs and objectives.

Key Information

The AM-BATS project is run by the Machining & Additive Manufacturing Team who are part of the Digital Factory at National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). The project aims to de-risk innovation by providing companies with the knowledge required to make the correct business, technology and investment decisions in additive manufacturing.

Companies and organisations (Scottish SMEs) can access technology agnostic advice and support services free-of-charge. This can range from one-to-one meetings, site visits, support packages and mini R&D projects. The AM-BATS project is part of the Scottish Government’s £15.8 million Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF), which is part funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ERDF).

AM-BATS Support Packages:

  • Suitability for AM
  • Design for AM
  • Process Selection
  • Business Case Development
  • Process Development
  • Resource Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Factory Cell Set-up
  • Support towards Approval
Key Contacts

Grant Payne is the Project Lead for the AM-BATS project. He is a Manufacturing Engineer within the Machining & Additive Manufacturing team at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s Digital Factory. Grant’s expertise and experience lies within design for additive manufacturing, metal additive manufacturing processes, polymer additive manufacturing process, prototype development, Remanufacturing, Hybrid Manufacturing & design methodology. 

To discuss how your business could benefit from this project, connect with Grant by Email or via LinkedIn.

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