Who we are

Combining cutting-edge science and engineering research to create bespoke Additive Manufacturing solutions.

Bringing cutting-edge research to Additive Manufacturing

Since their inception in the 1980s, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing have become integral parts of the design process. Since being established in 2014 by a group of industry-leading researchers, Added Scientific has combined expertise with innovative research and design to provide commercial research and development services for companies keen to push the boundaries of Additive Manufacturing.

The Founders and Directors

All experts in the Additive Manufacturing industry in their own rights, our founders and directors combine their research capabilities and expertise to help Added Scientific continue to innovate and grow.

  • Ian Ashcroft

    Founder & Director

    Ian is a world leading expert in the testing and understanding of solid materials, with an interest in materials testing and characterization.

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  • Chris Tuck

    Founder and Director

    With 15 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing, Chris brings an unrivalled expertise in 3D Printing-related materials processing.

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  • Richard Hague

    Founder & Director

    Richard has 20 years of experience in the development of new design protocols to underpin the advances in process control & understanding.

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  • Ricky Wildman

    Founder and Director

    Ricky’s 20 years in particle and fluid mechanics gives insight into the basic workings of 3D Printing technology.

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  • Phill Dickens

    Founder & Director

    A leading light in additive manufacturing, Phill is known as one of the first proponents of 3D Printing in the UK and beyond.

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Some of our Expert Team

The team at Added Scientific is made up of industry experts bringing together their AM expertise in manufacturing, materials, design, modelling, simulation and implementation.

  • Sarah Everton

    Senior Research Engineer

    Sarah brings an in-depth knowledge of powder bed fusion processing and materials characterisation to the team.

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  • Laurence Coles

    Senior Computational Research Engineer

    Laurence brings advanced simulation expertise to the field of Additive Manufacturing.

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  • Dermot Randall


    Dermot is enjoying the challenges offered by his post at Added Scientific Ltd and is particularly happy to be part of such a dynamic team

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  • Toby Wilkinson

    Research Engineer

    Toby is aiming to work with topology optimization techniques to become an expert in Design for Additive Manufacturing.

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  • Qifeng Qian

    Material Jetting Research Engineer

    Qifeng also has a background in materials processing and characterisation.

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  • Manolis Papastavrou

    Research Engineer

    Manolis is a design engineer with a skill set that spans across material science, computational design and digital manufacturing.

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Who we've worked with

Interested in a career at Added Scientific?

We’re always on the lookout for industry experts to join our team. Think you’ve got what it takes? Take a look at our current vacancies, below.


Upcoming Events

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Materials Research Exchange

  • Business Design Centre, London
  • 19th - 20th February 2020

Formnext 2019

  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • 19 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
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