Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing taking shape today

Established to support businesses interested in learning about ALM technologies and in new research developments, CALM has evolved to become a leading centre of excellence in polymeric ALM.



Internationally renowned for high quality research into high temperature polymeric laser sintering, the Centre has vast experience in ALM materials research and development


Working with business

The Centre engages with businesses of all sizes both directly through consulting and contract research, and as partners in research council funded projects. 


Equipment & facilities

The Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing boasts a full range of leading-edge fabrication equipment at its base in Exeter.


What is ALM?

An innovative manufacturing process which makes objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer.

ERDF Funding

Funding was awarded to the centre from the European Regional Development Fund as a result of its excellent research and development work in the field of additive manufacturing and for its strong links with business