A new investment for Inoplas in 2013 was the acquisition of 3d printing technology which utilises the power of our CAD software to enable relatively low cost prototyping to ensure that every detail is correct before our customers commit to the costs of injection mould tooling. We can now print solid parts and intricate shapes in a range of colours and with tolerances as fine as 0.2mm in ABS directly from Solidworks or other 3d CAD files and can create rapid prototypes in sizes up to a 10cm cube in a matter of hours. The technology has proved very useful as a part of the evaluation process and the demands on the machine are such that we are now researching a second printer to capture advances in capability and to expand the print scale and range of materials we can use.
We offer 3d printing as a commercial service to enable customers to see 'real' rapid samples as part of the design and development process. We hope that through a further investment we have made in a new technology business we will soon be able to provide 3d scanning as well so that we can create accurate CAD files directly from existing parts. The possibilities are endless.
Inoplas Technology Limited
Units 1-4 Uddens Trading Estate
Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 7LD
Registered in England: 1129378
(+44) 1202 866000
Inoplas Technology offers precision injection moulding and overmoulding in the UK