Brothers, Louis and Liam Monte, founders of AM3D

AM3D: Brothers with a brilliant business

SIBLING 3D specialists AM3D is set to take their business into another dimension.

AM3D, based in Sunderland Software Centre, boasts a range of state of the art 3D printers and the firm has very quickly established a strong client base across a range of sectors.

Brothers, Louis and Liam Monte, founded AM3D after spotting a gap in the market and tailored their business model to capitalise on the growing market for “additive manufacturing”, using printers to create layered 3D objects.

Liam said: “We quickly realised that there are some serious opportunities in the market for a 3D printing business. We researched the industry, looked into the cost, drew up a business plan and decided to make the move. 

“We now provide specialist 3D printing services, training and offer clients the option to purchase machines from us too. 

“The world of 3D printing is incredibly fast-moving, so we are working hard to keep the orders coming in while keeping up with the evolution of the tech. There is also the requirement for any young business to get word out there about what we’re doing and raise brand awareness – our aim is to become a staple of the industry both locally and nationally.” 

The brothers are experts in the field, offering advice, training and guidance on 3D printing. 

Liam and Louis both studied in the region, at Northumbria and Sunderland University, and were keen to establish the business in Sunderland, with its growing reputation for nurturing successful tech start-ups.

Liam added: “Sunderland was once famed for its manufacturing prowess and heavy industry. Now, it has one of the best reputations in the UK as a home for new technology companies, making it a great fit for us.” 

AM3D is in good company at Sunderland Software Centre, home to host of hi-tech digital firms, each blazing a trail across their respective markets. 

  1. Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment team (BIT) helped AM3D as it settled into its new HQ, providing support & advice.

Louis said: “We are working towards expanding our portfolio of printers, which will allow us to develop our services and reach a wider range of clients. We’re also keen to expand the team in the future, maybe taking on interns and apprentices to help us grow.

“The Council has been especially supportive with marketing – helping us to develop our website, logo and branding. It has helped us to begin to establish our presence as a small business in the city.” 

Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “AM3D is a brilliant start-up, providing services that fill a void in the market place. 

“It is a business with real potential, and we are excited to see what the future will bring for this innovative and motivated duo.”

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