Yorkshire manufacturer Guyson International is driving forward great britain’s adoption of 3D printing and additive manufacturing with the launch of latest robotic blasting technology.

Skipton-based Guyson is unveiling the ‘Guyson PRS’, a robotically controlled finishing station and powder recovery system on the 3D industry’s UK event, TCT, in Birmingham this month.

A global leader in surface finishing equipment and noted for its design and manufacturing of blast finishing, spray wash and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, Guyson is actually carving a distinct segment while in the 3D and additive manufacturing (AM) industry producing blast cabinets to facilitate output of 3D components inside aerospace, medical implant and automotive sectors.

Additive manufacturing or ‘AM’ describes the technologies that build 3D objects by layering materials such as plastic, metal or ceramic. Reading data from a CAD file, AM equipment adds successive layers of liquid, powder or sheet material to fabricate a 3D object. Its applications cover anything from creating lightweight parts for your aerospace industry to 3D-printed titanium hip replacements.

Mark Viner, who had been appointed MD of your Guyson Blast & Wash Division in April, is leading the 10-strong team in to the expanding market of additive manufacturing, that she says, is already answerable for 20% of the company’s machine sales.

“The AM sector is growing rapidly and we’re growing by it. It’s really a type of manufacturing that is developing in the background businesses 2 decades but within the last five, we notice an acceleration widely used for items that facilitate fast, efficient and cost effective additive manufacture,” he explains.

“We give a collection of solutions from entry and mid-level manual finishing stations through which the Guyson PRS utilizing robotic blasting methodology to show components and reclaim the valuable and re-usable powder. Although this cost and time saving process is invaluable in different additive manufacturing business, it’s really required inside aerospace, medical implant and automotive industries where companies want automation to regulate volume and be sure product consistency.”

Now in its 80th year, privately-owned family business Guyson International operates from the manufacturing headquarters over the Snaygill Industrial Estate in Skipton and contains a global reputable name design and manufacture of surface finishing equipment for example the supply and export of kit, blast media and parts.

Jimmy Thomson, Business Development Manager and fourth generation from the Guyson-founding Thomson family, adds: “British manufacturers have always been adaptable and our future depends on diversification. Rise in the AM industry complements our core, established special areas of practice and we’re relishing the process of applying eight decades of Guyson manufacturing expertise to the evolving market which is changing the facial area of production across the globe.”

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