Mackart Additive - Peeling Back The Layers

Our Vision

To be the UK’s go-to facility for Additive Manufacture achieved through excellence and expertise in the field of engineering design, analysis and production of components using 3D print CNC machines.

To be perceived as the industry lead and authority within two years by tirelessly developing empirical data and knowledge through investment, total quality management and process control.


Our Mission

To deliver to the customer what we promise. To be the benchmark. To attract and develop the best talent. To extend the boundaries of expectation for Engineering in the field of Additive Manufacture and promote the potential of designing for and manufacture by Additive Manufacture.


Home to Mackart Additive is Towers Business Park located in the heart of rural Staffordshire near the towns of Rugeley and Lichfield. Led by Steven McCarthy, a dynamic and experienced mechanical engineer with a significant and prestigious background in the aerospace industry,

Mackart Additive (a trading name of Mackart Engineering Ltd.) was founded by owner and director Steven McCarthy in pursuit of his passion for engineering, learning and challenging the traditional. Recognising the disruptive and game changing opportunities of manufacture using 3D Printing when allied to applied engineering with real understanding and expertise.

With industrial engineering experience embedded in the aerospace industry, since 1999 Steven has been privileged to hold several high-profile roles over the years.

Expertise isn’t something you gain overnight. It takes years of learning and development, exposure to problems and how to solve them, as well as the passion to achieve. Even then, there are always new challenges, problems, concepts and ideas to explore and solve. The learning never ends.



Since starting out as a graduate mechanical design engineer in 1999, I have been lucky enough to work on some fantastic projects.



During a career spanning almost 20 years, Mackart Additive now combines the professional engineering know-how I have acquired along the way with an ambition to explore and realise the exciting future possibilities of Additive Manufacture and 3D printing for engineering applications.



As such, we’re working hard to be the best in our field, having invested heavily in making sure we understand the Additive Manufacturing process from start to finish.


Steven McCarthy

Founding Director and Principal Technical Engineer Mackart Additive

Highest Standards

Believe it or not, achieving a successful print it isn’t always as straightforward as you might think. Add to this the need for components to be accurate, functional and compliant to mechanical properties, then engineering and process know-how and control is everything.



Throughout the project’s lifecycle, Mackart Additive keeps end production methods in mind, delivering the required form and function for each stage – whether it’s an in-house design to meet a specific requirement or Design optimisation for a manufacturing process in consultation and partnership with our customers.


Mackart Additive is formed on a pedigree of aerospace component and system design. These factors form the foundation and DNA of our way of working. Attention to detail. Depth of knowledge. Process control. Quality control throughout.


Total Inclusivity and our People Philosophy

At Mackart Additive there is no differentiation. We are all colleagues working to the same goal. Total inclusivity and employment based on merit without prejudice.

We operate a flexible system where family comes first when it needs to. We know the value of a balanced life and as a result, we have a happy and productive working culture with total engagement at work and happy families at home.