THE MP for Clwyd South has visited a Chirk-based company, specialising in consultancy for technological services, learning more about their past and future.

Simon Baynes, the Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, visited OR3D and gave him the opportunity to witness the work being undertaken by OR3D in CT Scanning, 3D Laser Scanning, Geospatial, Robotics and their partnerships with leading technology companies including esteemed software company Oqton.

OR3D is a recognised platinum partner to Oqton, distributing their leading software for reverse engineering, medical and inspection work flows as well as offering training across the UK.


James Earl, Managing Director of OR3D said: “We were delighted to host Mr. Baynes at OR3D, showcasing our offices, technology, and engaging in discussions about our services.

“This year has marked substantial growth for the business, with the introduction of three new sub-brands – OR3D CT, OR3D GEO, and ORBOT. OR3D has an exciting and busy new year ahead.”

OR3D, in Brynkinalt Business Centre in Chirk has been a prominent player in the 3D technology sector since its establishment in 2011.

Founded by Managing Director James Earl and Operations Director Alexis Earl, OR3D has grown to become a centre of expertise for tailored technological services, employing a team of 12 professionals and hosting York University students on work internships.

The visit included an insightful discussion between Mr. Baynes and James Earl, delving into OR3D's history, current projects, and business strategy. 

He was also given a tour of OR3D's offices, including the CT Centre, R&D and their recently acquired third office for training as the UK’s only CT training provider for Volume Graphics.

Mr. Baynes expressed his enthusiasm after the visit, said: “It was a pleasure to visit OR3D and witness the impressive work being done by James, Alexis, and the entire team.

“OR3D's contributions to technological advancements, including their work with robotics and AI, are truly commendable.

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“It's inspiring to see such innovation flourishing right here in Clwyd South.”

One of OR3D's notable achievements lies in their use of drones for large infrastructure inspections in challenging environments.

OR3D conduct survey work for Bridge Inspections, Civil Engineering, and Manufacturing Sites saving companies time, cost and increasing employee safety.