Croft to host introduction to AM course at World Filtration Conference 2022


Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd, a sister company to Croft Filters, will be offering a short introductory course to Additive Manufacturing (AM) at the conference. Aimed at all congress attendees, it will provide detailed insight into the fundamentals of AM – providing knowledge backed with expertise and experience. Led by Croft Director, Neil Burns, the four-hour course will cover the process and the development of additive industrial parts, as well as information on Designing for Additive Manufacture (DfAM) and how it differs from conventional design. Illustrated with case studies relating to the filtration industry, Croft will demonstrate the potential benefits Additive Manufacturing can deliver to the filtration sector. Using Croft’s expertise in production using AM, the course will explain how AM is used in wedge wire, woven mesh, perforated plate, filter housings and component parts, as well as a hybrid of conventional manufacturing and AM.


Croft has witnessed the growth of the AM industry as part of Industry 4.0. In fact, according to PWC surveys, two-thirds of manufacturers are now using AM in their processes. 3D printing equipment are now readily available and accessible, making it easier for many companies to unlock the benefits of AM. There can be little doubt that 3D technologies are leading the way in this latest industrial revolution. Due to its versatility, AM offers a potential saving in time and costs, enables process efficiency and reduces its complexity, allowing for fast prototyping and production processes. If you would like to know more about Additive Manufacturing and how it can help propel your business forward in the new decade, join Croft at the WFC and find out more!


With over 30 years’ experience developing and delivering high-quality filtration solutions across a range of industries worldwide – including chemical, oil and gas, food and beverage, power generation, pharmaceuticals, utilities and waste management, Croft Filters specialises in the Additive Manufacture of complex metal components. Croft Additive Manufacturing Ltd is a sister company to Croft Filters. With improvements in filter output, AM has allowed the company to design to add value, optimise parts and enable low volume production. It has also helped Croft’s environmental policy by allowing them to introduce reusable filters, reducing their carbon footprint and that of their customers. One of the benefits enjoyed by Croft’s customers is the fast turnaround service they offer. From the UK to Europe and USA, Croft can quickly process orders and get them to clients with minimum fuss. This is partly due to the benefits of AM – and the speed at which turnaround can be achieved from initial order to despatch. With state-of-the-art equipment, award-winning custom filter options and additive manufacturing knowledge, Croft can help their customers achieve their goals of a more efficient and productive business.