Knife maker at the cutting edge of 3D printing technology

A highly respected Sheffield knife maker has put himself at the cutting edge of advanced technology by joining forces with the AMRC to design and develop a bespoke, 3D printed titanium chef’s knife.

Stuart Mitchell, 48, has been making knives for more than three decades, cutting his teeth in the trade as a keen ten-year-old at his father’s knee. He makes bespoke blades using many of the same tools his parents used before him in the same Victorian red-brick Portland
Works workshop his family took on in 1980.

Despite his feet being firmly rooted in tradition as a craft maker, Stuart’s curiosity about additive manufacturing made him want to find out whether the advanced 3D printing technology could be combined with his top quality knife making skills to create something truly beautiful and unique.