The Centre for Custom Medical Devices (CMD) is located in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham. The laboratory contains two Renishaw RenAM 500M metal 3D printing machines and will allow for the design, manufacturing and evaluation of 3D printed metal implantable medical devices.


Renishaw is a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing and is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print’ parts from metal powder. Renishaw’s healthcare products are designed to improve medical research and surgical procedures.

Advanced Manufacturing

CMD will carry out pioneering research in advanced manufacturing which will enable the translation of our research from the lab to market-ready technologies and products that meet the demands of the manufacturing industry. Research within CMD will grow the impact of the University’s additive manufacturing healthcare developments, generate a pipeline of collaborative research projects with Renishaw and other businesses, and will allow the cultivation of new industrial partnerships.