Minister of State for Digital Opens New GoPrint3D Facility In Ripon



Last month The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP, Minister of State for Digital cut the ribbon, opening the new 3D printing demonstration suite and training room at GoPrint3D Headquarters in North Yorkshire.  The Minister was touring the North as part of his commitment to a “full fibre” digital policy.

GoPrint3D were delighted to talk to the Minister about how Superfast broadband has been critical to their business operation and show him the range of 3D printers they sell and support, enabling UK companies across all sectors to embrace digital technology and create, make and fix in new ways.

MD Jo Young showed the Minister round the professional desktop and industrial 3D printers in action and the many 3D-printed parts on display which show how businesses all over the UK are using the technology for prototyping, tools, jigs, fixtures, fittings and final-use parts.

GoPrint3D presented the Minister with a model of a horse’s head, 3D printed in grey resin on a Form 2 desktop professional printer in recognition of his prowess as a jockey.

Visitors to the facility have the opportunity to see cost-effective additive manufacturing in action, get hands-on access to 3D printed parts and take away samples.

The range on show features leading brands including Formlabs, Markforged, EnvisionTEC, 3D Platform, Ultimaker and Zortrax with additive manufacturing technology including Stereolithography, Continuous Fibre Filament and both desktop and industrial-scale Fused Filament Fabrication.

To find out more about GoPrint3D or to arrange a visit, go to

GoPrint3D is a valued members of Design Network North. Design Network North is part of RTC’s new programme called ‘Designing Better Business’ – launched in 2016 - which will provide support for north east businesses looking to continue to innovate and design better world leading products.
RTC was founded in 1989 with the sole purpose of helping businesses innovate and create new higher value products. Today, the business operates out of offices in Sunderland, Gateshead, Leeds and Daresbury and specialises in helping companies develop new products, embed new skills through training and access funding for innovation.
Designing Better Business’ is part funded by European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.