About Us

About 3DDC

Established in June 2007, 3DDC is based in North Crawley (near Milton Keynes) in the UK.

3DDC is the first European company to set up a metal coating facility specifically for products that have been produced using 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies. The Metalise... it process was developed in-house by the experts at 3DDC, and provides customers with the highest quality of plated plastic and 3D printed parts available on the market today. The company specialises in metal coating parts for one-off projects or small lot production runs.

About Us

Managing Director Graham Barton

Graham has forged a comprehensive engineering career working in a variety of industrial sectors with advanced subtractive and additive technologies, most recently in the demanding environment of Formula 1. As the Aerodynamic Production Manager at Jaguar Racing and Red Bull Technology for more than five years, Graham’s role involved overseeing all of the production activities within the Aerodynamics Department, including input on design and manufacturing process and supporting both scale model and fullsize wind tunnel test programmes. He was also directly responsible for initiating and running the RP production facility with the team. This wealth of experience within such an exacting discipline ensures that Graham is able to determine project goals and requirements in the most straightforward way, from earliest concept through to finished and coated part, to the advantage of any 3DDC client. Since the establishment of 3DDC in 2007, Graham has built a strong team around him, which continues to develop the plating process and helps 3DDC to be at the forefront of 3D printing and additive manufacturing revolution. From a small start in the Formula 1 market, 3DDC has expanded into: Aerospace, Defence, Architecture, Design and numerous other industry sectors. To demonstrate our continuing commitment to quality and pursuing excellence, we obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2012.

Quote from Graham: “The Metalise it...process takes 3d printed parts to a whole new level”