3D production breakthrough by Rotherham company

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A Rotherham company has developed new methods of 3D printing which will help produce metal components for the automotive, aerospace and defence industries.

Metalysis has developed a new way of producing low-cost titanium powder, which is a vital part of the production process.

The Renishaw 3D printer, which is based at the Mercury Centre within the University of Sheffield, made the parts, demonstrating the feasibility of producing titanium components in 3D manufacturing.

But Professor Iain Todd, centre director, said there were still significant challenges to overcome.