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A Rapid Approach to Rapid Prototyping

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Hello again, Welcome to another blog from Synchro’s resident technology geek!

In this Blog I want to highlight an area that is fast becoming a staple in the industry, ‘3D Printing’.

There are some of you out there who know I own some 3D printers myself, and I do enjoy seeing what I can create, and even in my own house, my printers have already come to the rescue on several occasions producing replacement car parts, and household items, saving money & waiting times, and in one instance, replacing a part for a car key that you can’t actually purchase anymore.

This brings me neatly to the application 3D printing already has in our industry, with many foundries now using them for rapid prototyping, full working parts, and pattern making. It’s a fantastic technology, which is growing more advanced, but easier to use with each passing day, with the boffins at UC Berkeley recently creating a printer that can create objects using light in a matter of seconds See here for details.

3D printing has come a long way in a very short space of time, and although you can’t order your ‘Earl Grey, Piping Hot’ just yet, I don’t believe it’s far off, and once food production is capable, then our industry, like so many times before, could have been at the beginnings of yet another world changer.  It’s one of the many reasons I am proud to be part of the Cast metals world… many don’t know it, but we silently change the path of the world with what we do. The same is True with Synchro itself… the capabilities with the system are there to make YOUR world a better place in your foundry... so what are you waiting for…

Until next time…

Lee Mahon


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