What we do

Addition Design and Research pools expertise from wide backgrounds including digital design, industrial and product design and research, additive manufacture and 3D print, packaging design and materials technology. We supply exciting, innovative designs through a tried and tested, pragmatic and flexible delivery service.

The Founders

The founders include Tom Fripp, a nationally and internationally recognised industrial designer and additive manufacturing innovator responsible for delivering successful industrial design projects for over 11 years in consumer goods, industrial tools and health and safety product markets as well as some of the most innovative additive manufacturing and 3D print technology in the world.


Addition Design and Research is part of the Chester Medical Solutions family of companies. With over 300 employees, the Chester Medical Solutions family specialises in medical manufacturing and research technology with expertise in packaging and pharmaceuticals, giving Addition Design and Research significant resource beyond the creative process for materials development, testing, digital technology and certification.

Our heritage

Locating the company in the UK’s premier Advanced Manufacturing Technology Park the Addition Design and Research team provides a deep understanding of design and manufacture and a UK wide network of capability. The company benefits from the rich heritage in manufacturing excellence in the Sheffield City region as well as over 50 years of innovation and product delivery in highly regulated market segments.

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