Posted by David Whitehouse

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP, Minister of State for Digital, cutting the ribbon alongside our MD, Joanna Young

Earlier today The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP, Minister of State for Digital cut the ribbon, opening the new 3D printing demonstration suite and training room at GoPrint3D Headquarters in North Yorkshire.  The Minister was touring the North as part of his commitment to a “full fibre” digital policy.

GoPrint3D were delighted to talk to the Minister about how Superfast broadband has been critical to their business operation and show him the range of 3D printers they sell and support, enabling UK companies across all sectors to embrace digital technology and create, make and fix in new ways.

MD Jo Young showed the Minister round the professional desktop and industrial 3D printers in action and the many 3D-printed parts on display which show how businesses all over the UK are using the technology for prototyping, tools, jigs, fixtures, fittings and final-use parts.

“Today was a great opportunity to show how far GoPrint3D and the industry have come in 5 years.”  Jo Young said, “We’ve invested in facility and equipment and built a great team of experts passionate about helping business get real value from 3D printing.”

MD Jo Young presenting the Minister with his 3D printed gift.

GoPrint3D presented the Minister with a model of a horse’s head, 3D printed in grey resin on a Form 2 desktop professional printer in recognition of his prowess as a jockey.

Visitors to the facility have the opportunity to see cost-effective additive manufacturing in action, get hands-on access to 3D printed parts and take away samples.

The range on show features leading brands including Formlabs, Markforged, EnvisionTEC, 3D Platform, Ultimaker and Zortrax with additive manufacturing technology including Stereolithography, Continuous Fibre Filament and both desktop and industrial-scale Fused Filament Fabrication.

To find out more about GoPrint3D or to arrange a visit, go to www.goprint3d.co.uk