Family-owned steel firm launches £6m 3D printing facility

Family-owned steel castings business William Cook has invested more than £6m in a 3D printing facility in Sheffield.

The factory, at its Parkway Avenue site, combines 3D printing and casting technology to manufacture complex components.

The facility will help the company win new customers and safeguard 200 jobs, said William Cook, which supplies the energy, defence, rail and aerospace sectors.

The company dates back to 1840 and has factories in Sheffield, Leeds and County Durham. It is a partner of the University o... For the full story register now for free or login below...