INJECTION MOLDING SPECIALIST RUTLAND PLASTICS INVESTS IN STRATASYS CARBON FIBER 3D PRINTER

3D Printing Industry | 1/24/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Rutland Plastics, a UK-based supplier of injection molding machines, has bought a Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition (CFE) 3D printer from SYS Systems. The machine has been specifically acquired to help the company further develop fixtures and tooling for its robotics, though it can also be used for functional prototyping.

In addition to the Fortus 380mc CF, Rutland Plastics has also used a Stratasys Objet350 Connex 3D printer for its in-house prototyping service since 2011.

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Simon Grainger, Design and Project Engineering Manager at Rutland Plastics, said:

“3D PRINTING GIVES US GREATER DESIGN FLEXIBILITY. IT ALLOWS US TO DESIGN END-OF-ARM TOOLING AND JIGS AND FIXTURES FOR THEIR SPECIFIC PURPOSE, AND COMPLEXITY DOESN’T INCREASE COST.”

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A view of the Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition. Photo via SYS.

Founded in 1956, Rutland Plastics is a privately owned company based in the East-Midlands, England. It offers a range of plastic injection moulding services for a wide variety of industries, such as medical, consumer goods and utilities.

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The Stratasys Fortus 380mc CFE is capable of working with ABS-alternative ASA and FDM Nylon 12CF, a carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic of high fatigue resistance and stiffness, containing thirty-five per cent chopped carbon fibers.

FDM Nylon 12CF has become a critical part of Rutland Plastics’ manufacturing process due to its strength and lightness. The material can be used for functional prototyping, end use parts and rugged tooling, even replacing low-volume metal parts.

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“The Fortus 380CF is ideal as it can print 30 per cent carbon filled nylon, which is excellent...
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