UK-based uPVC specialist Liniar has expanded its 3D printing capacity at its plastics mixing plant in Denby to speed up its product development process.
The company produces 32,000 tonnes of material annually from its plant, the largest in Europe, to create and supply windows, doors, conservatories, decking and fencing.
No stranger to the benefits of additive manufacturing, Liniar has been using Stratasys ’ Polyjet multi-material 3D printing for the last six years but recently ramped up its capabilities with the installation of a Stratasys F370, a plastic extrusion-based system which can print low-cost prototypes and durable parts using industrial-grade thermoplastics. “3D printing has become an integral part of our design process. I think we’d be lost without it now,” said Product Design Manager Tom Roberts. “And it’s not only product development and design that we use it for. […]
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