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UK companies are setting the global standard for
the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.

The world’s first self-replicating machine

RepRap — the Replicating Rapid Prototyper — is leading the world’s open-source 3D printing trend: its technology is the crux of almost every low-cost 3D printer in use today.

The 3D-printed golden age

“No business is going to fund a project that gives its results away free and allows people to set up in competition with that business. RepRap was initially funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Center.”

– Adrian Bowyer, founder of the RepRap project

A future of 3D-printed possibilities

The combination of academic freedom and government funding in the UK makes it easier for engineers to experiment with 3D printing, thereby propelling the fields of medicine and manufacturing forward.

 

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