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Rapid injection moulding tools 3D printed for Toolcraft Plastics

InMachineSm-150x150Toolcraft Plastics (Swindon) Ltd is a long established, plastic product mould tool making, injection moulding and vacuum-forming firm. The company offers a complete design to production service, including design, printing and product assembly. Toolcraft – www.toolcraft.co.uk – came to 3D printing and rapid prototyping specialists Graphite Additive Manufacturing when they were looking to create a quick turnaround injection-moulding tool.  (more…)

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Graphite announce dedicated hardware for Carbon Fibre laser sintered parts

SLSCarbonDuctSm-150x150Graphite Additive Manufacturing are pleased to announce that their specialist 3D printed, carbon fibre reinforced plastic material, once the exclusive province of Formula One teams, is now available to all customers.

Graphite, an experienced supplier of 3D printed parts and rapid prototypes, has announced it is in a unique position to provide its customers with carbon fibre reinforced SLS® (Selective Laser Sintering) parts, as it is currently the only service bureau in the UK market with a dedicated machine to run these highly advanced sintering materials. The carbon fibre reinforced plastic in the parts built by Graphite offers both the highest stiffness-to-weight and strength-to-weight ratios of any 3D printed plastic on the market today.  (more…)

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Iris recognition technology by IrisGuard – prototypes by Graphite

IrisGuardSm-150x150As a world leader in iris recognition technology, IrisGuard, based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, is driving the development of their latest security device EyePay® by utilizing working Stereolithography (SLA) prototypes, produced in a clear, ABS-like material which are then painted; the prototype parts are being produced for IrisGuard by Graphite Additive Manufacturing. (more…)

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3D printed remote control car developed by Graphite & Schumacher

RCCarSm-150x150Graphite Additive Manufacturing worked closely in association with Schumacher Racing Cars, a leading manufacturer of remote control vehicles and accessories, on a project to build a radio controlled car created almost entirely by 3D printing.

Schumacher (www.racing-cars.com) are a British manufacturer renowned worldwide for their original and innovative radio control model car designs. Using the manufacturer’s original design drawings, Graphite re-created replacement parts with their specialist Selective Laser Sintering (SLS*) process. (more…)