‘Scalable and cost-effective’ 3D printing – RYSE 3D aims to go international
Few companies personify the post-Brexit optimism flowing through Britain than RYSE 3D.
Founded by graduate Mitchell Barnes in 2017 it has earned a reputation for providing production components to some of the automotive world’s most exciting current and future vehicles.
It is now involved in 14 hyper-car projects, providing parts ranging from full HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems to brake ducts and wing mirror vision systems for next-generation vehicles.
Based in Shipston-on-Stour it is a multi-million pound business, with plans to expand across the globe.
Mr Barnes, 27, said: “Our mission is to lead the world in production 3D printing and the development of technologies that are scalable and cost-effective. We are changing perceptions that this form of manufacturing should only be used to prototype or sample parts in the process.”
Mr Mitchell initially started the business during his final year at university.
Since then more than £1 million has been pumped into its Warwickshire headquarters, with plans to double its current capacity to become a technology hub for the UK.
Mr Barnes said: “Our ability to optimise parts and use 3D printed production components to replace costlier alternatives has opened doors with some of the world’s biggest automotive names, not to mention innovative projects with motorcycle manufacturers, last-mile delivery providers and other emerging sectors.
“These wins have helped us expand rapidly and we now have a team of technical experts in place that support the customer with design for manufacture, material selection and project management. It’s a combination that is proving extremely popular overseas too, with 40 percent of our work exported.”
RYSE 3D, which has increased its workforce by more than 200 percent in the past nine months, offers customers next or same day production and prototype solutions, with structured advice and support.
Its manufacturing technologies use materials like plant-based engineering-grade nylon that is made from 100 percent castor beans. This offers a long service life and fits perfectly with the company’s eco-conscious strategy. Parts can be as small as 1mm x 1mm.
RYSE 3D started life in a small garage with one homemade 3D printer, with Mr Barnes often working through the night to create printed car models.
Today, it sits in an 8,000 sq ft facility in the heart of Warwickshire staffed by a highly-skilled team. Clients include Lotus and Aston Martin.
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