Cosmetics brand Lush to explore 3D printed molds and products at new $17M UK facility | 10/19/2017 | Staff
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Cosmetics brand Lush will be investing in 3D printing technologies to manufacture molds for its products and perhaps even cosmetics, according to Mark Constantine, co-founder of the UK-based company.

The announcement was part of Constantine’s “annual talk” at the Jobshop UK directors’ lunch. In it, he also declared that Lush would be investing £13 million ($17M) in the town of Poole in Dorset for a new innovation facility.

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According to Constantine, the cosmetics company has already invested £4.6 million ($6M) through the purchase of an industrial facility on the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Poole, and will put the rest of the money towards establishing the facility as a center for exploring new products and manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing.

The facility, to be known as Unit 1 (or 1 Lush), will be centered on developing new products and trying out new things. Constantine suggested that the 1 Lush team would be putting its efforts towards the development of new products which could be in production in a short time frame (six to 12 weeks).

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“What we’re up to in there is putting in all our innovation and new things—so it gives us the facilities, it adds another one fifth to our space in Poole and gives us the facilities to work on new...
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