Defining year for Sheffield 3D printing business

Dec 18, 2023 1:35:54 PM | Company news 2023 Rewind - A Defining Year for Sheffield 3D Printing Business

2023 Has been a defining year for our Sheffield-based 3D printing business. Join us as we reflect on our milestones and look ahead to 2024.

As 2023 is now coming to a close, we would like to reflect on what has been a record-breaking year of growth for our business. Achieving new targets, acquiring new state-of-the-art 3D printing machinery & scaling up our strategies. 

So, what’s happened in 2023? 


Return to exhibiting 

Earlier in the year, we announced we were returning to exhibit at TCT3SIXTY, which is something we haven’t done since COVID. 

We knew the time was right to stamp our authority as being a UK leader in rapid prototyping, 3D printing & low volume manufacturing. It was a successful event, seeing our team reconnect with old faces and meet new people with some interesting conversations to take away. 

Read more about our experience at TCT here. 

3D Printing Business at TCT3SIXTY


Relaunching our website 

Alongside our return to exhibiting, we had been working on redefining ourselves since the start of the year. Within this, we tweaked our branding, solidified our offerings and relaunched the website with a new design to reflect this. 

Our aim with this was to provide our website visitors with a clear user journey, allowing them to access key resources, submit their files for quoting and understand our work clearly. 

Learn more about our website re-launch here. 

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New automatic shot-blasting machine 

We welcomed a new cutting-edge automatic depowdering and shot blasting machine into our workshop from PostPro DP. This cuts our lead times down, enabling customers to get their parts quicker and increases finished quality.  

A significant move to show the investment we are putting in to be able to provide better quality solutions for our customers. Find out more about the new shot-blasting machine in our article. 

 Automatic Shot Blasting Machine 4


New Martrix 520 LCD 3D Printer

We acquired a new 3D printer. The Martrix 520 comes with 6 new materials, one of which can produce rubber-like parts. This new technology is an LCD method of 3D printing, similar to SLA but slightly different.  

With quicker print times & a range of materials, this is another great addition to our lineup. Read about the Martrix 520 acquisition here. 


Record breaking quarter 

Exceeding targets and seeing excellent growth. This year, we hit our best-ever quarter to date. A great effort by the whole team, with our workshop team working above and beyond to get the parts delivered to our customers in their quoted lead times and to the quality they expected. 

Of course, we also couldn’t have achieved this without our customers and the trust they place in us to help see their projects progress. 



Reflecting back on 2023, our managing director Rich said, Looking back over 2023 is both exciting and encouraging for AME. We’ve seen continued growth across the business, with more new customers using for the first time and continuing to use us as their preferred supplier. We’ve increased our technology offering adding another UK first with the Martrix LCD 3D printer offering a host of new materials. From biild, our partner design agency, we have continued to support entrepreneurs, SMEs and blue chip customers to bring new products to market. A personal highlight for me has been seeing team members both starting and completing professional training courses.

As I look ahead to 2024 we have plenty of opportunities ahead of us. From a production side we’re looking at new material options and how we reduce our carbon footprint. On the product development side we’re always seeking to push ourselves to be better, take on bigger and more complex challenges and deliver more creative solutions for our clients.

Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and a happy new year.'


As we are now on the wind down for the well-deserved Christmas break, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We’re looking forward to another successful year, and excited for what 2024 brings as we continue to grow and expand. 


We will be closed from the 23rd to 2nd, our machines will continue to run over this period. 

If you would like to get your last orders in before the break, submit your CAD files here now. 

AME-3D Admin

Written By: AME-3D Admin