Expertise in injection moulding is at the heart of the 3D Printing Bureau service from Rutland Plastics, to be highlighted at Southern Manufacturing 2020
Every 3D printing enquiry comes directly into the engineering design department where it undergoes an appraisal by a member of the design team. An example is the end of arm tooling (EOAT) and gripper systems (pictured) which features intricate, slim and complex parts printed with integrated functions such as air channels, hinges, wire runs and mounts for sensors. 3D prints were designed and built by the company using the Stratasys Fortus 380CF and engineering-grade thermoplastic FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fibre).
The company prints its own EOAT, jigs and fixtures for use in its factory, built to endure a rugged production environment. EOAT printed in Nylon 12 CF can be up to 70% lighter than aluminium, significantly reducing the payload burden, improving robot speed, motor efficiency and consequently extending the time between preventive maintenance intervals.
Visit Rutland Plastics on stand G275 or find out more at www.rutlandplastics.co.uk