Exciting times ahead for additive manufacturing in Malta
One of the fastest-growing start-up firms in Malta has moved to large new premises in the Bulebel Industrial Estate.
Invent 3D has created the biggest 3D print farm on the island, less than three years after it started work in a tiny garage in Zabbar.
The business was set up by husband-and-wife team David and Alexandra Sciberras in 2018, and now employs seven people.
David said: ‘The move to our new premises inside the Toly factory is a major milestone for us at Invent 3D.
‘Our continuous expansion has led us to move into this massive new facility measuring 500m2. We have more than 130 printers available to our customers, for prototyping and manufacturing. It is a true powerhouse for 3D printed products and services in Malta, frequently catering for product runs of over 5,000 pcs in a lean and agile manner. We are now at a point where we can help our clients inject 3D Printing into Product Development cycles seamlessly.’
Andy Gatesy, chairman and chief executive of Toly, added: ‘This is a unique opportunity for any customer who is looking for a mix of both conventional and additive manufacturing in the same plant.’
In its short time, Invent 3D has worked on several major projects, including PPE and plastic masks during the Covid pandemic, architectural models, tool manufacturing, medical devices, digital dentistry, trophy manufacturing and more.
Customers include Alliance Malta, Methode, Comtec, Electrogas, SiGMA, Lovin Malta, Liquorish, Toly, Evolve, Remax, Mater Dei Hospital and a number of top hotels in Malta.
David, 28, previously worked as an innovation engineer at Toly with a Masters in Integrated Product Development, while Alexandra, 29, is a qualified pharmacist and graphic designer with four years of experience in 3D printing and design.