Additive Process Technologies Ltd, based in Market Harborough in the UK, is part of the Additive Technology Group.
The group's primary skills and expertise lie in Additive Processes in electroplating, screen printing and precise positioning for which it presently has 5 globally granted main concept patents as well as a number of subsidiary process and detail patents.
Within printed electronics, its origins date back to 1996 when it demonstrated working printed ink RFID antenna to the US Post Office and Department of Defense.
The main focus of the company is in developing, supplying and installing production systems for manufacturing companies using both its Focussed Field Deposition (FFD) technology and its unique pro-active Optical Alignment System (OAS). FFD is a high speed non immersion selective electroplating process, designed to produce flexible circuitry using electrodeposited metals including copper, with OAS based systems providing absolute registration accuracies down to 5 microns.