Growing Rotherham business expands its team


A design and additive manufacturing business based in Rotherham has added a key appointment to its team.

Dr Clint Bainbridge, from Chesterfield, has joined Addition Design’s AddParts team as a 3D printing technician which sees him take responsibility for the smooth-running of the print process and delivering customer requirements to spec and on time.

Dr Clint Bainbridge, 3D printing technician at Addition Design. 

The company, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, was one of the first businesses in the country to invest in new 3D technology and continues to push the boundaries to give customers a competitive advantage by reducing downtime on automated production lines across a number of sectors through the AddParts service

Dr Bainbridge, who has degree and PhD in Polymer Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, has worked in product design, materials and engineering for over 12 years including his last position at a R&D spinout company in Oxford looking at treating pyrolysis oil in order to turn plastics back into oil and ‘close the loop’.

Dr Bainbridge said: “As a material scientist, I’m interested in learning all about additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacture. As part of my new role, I’m looking forward to processing the prints for our customers - from parts for customer products to virtual inventory of digital spares which customers have stored on our portal.

“It is my responsibility to load and unload the printers and post-process parts once removed from the printers including breakout, blasting and dyeing. Along with this, I’m looking to make improvements to the materials that the company uses, making them more suited to meeting the customer’s needs. I also get involved in the assembly and dispatch of parts to customers when ready so there has been a lot to learn!

“I’m really happy to be here and joining Addition Design at a time where the business is looking to expand and grow in new areas.”

Tom Fripp, director at Addition Design said: “We are really pleased to welcome Clint to Addition Design. He comes with a wealth of experience in the engineering, materials and design field which is of great benefit to us as we look to build on our innovative use of cutting-edge 3D printing across the UK’s medical, and pharmaceutical industries in particular.

“Our investment in new equipment and personnel complements our unique methodology of unlocking the benefits of industrial 3D print technology and has provided us with new opportunities to be able to deliver even higher performance components with reduced lead times. Our team are a critical part of this and our future success. To have Clint on board is great for us and our customers alike.”

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