Forging the standards which will shape the UK’s AM sector (ANVIL)

Lead Participant: 3t Rpd Limited.


Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to revolutionise the design, production and supply of parts, but exploitation has been limited. A major challenge for industry is to understand the true capability of the new techniques - especially making comparisons between machine platforms.
The ANVIL project will overcome this issue, by bringing together key end-user sectors and AM experts to develop a standard way of assessing the capability of metal powder bed fusion processes. This approach will be used to compare the latest machines and the information generated will form the basis of an interactive design for AM guide. Application demonstrators will be designed using this guide and manufactured to provide case studies for promoting the effective use of AM technology. An AM-OLR (On-Line Resource) will be established to disseminate the findings and encourage sharing of data across the UK AM sector.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

3t Rpd Limited., Newbury £190,201 £ 114,121


Jri Orthopaedics Limited, SHEFFIELD £82,465 £ 49,479
K-Tech Suspension Limited, MOIRA £70,762 £ 42,457
Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services Limited, DERBY £61,086 £ 30,543
Limitstate Limited, Sheffield £125,586 £ 75,352
Magna Parva Limited, Leicester, United Kingdom £84,689 £ 50,813
The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited, COVENTRY £153,895 £ 153,895
The Welding Institute £104,556 £ 104,556


10 25 50