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.


What is ALM?

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


Equipment & facilities

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


Working with business

The Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing is committed to helping SMEs in the South West region.



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

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