High performance 3D print production applications - Automotive, Medical, Industrial and Consumer goods - Not just for prototyping anymore!

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Medical, motorsport, aerospace, consumer goods and security have made good use, not just for prototyping and development, but also for large batch production. Using glass filled nylons, TPU and Ultem, application specific materials are used for doors seals, manifolds, fascias, f1 wind tunnel testing, jigs and fixtures – to name just a few! The list of materials and their applications are becoming endless.

Additive manufacturing materials are better than ever for a continuously growing range of high-performance applications. The polymer industry has embraced revolutionary additive technologies to give us the products available today.

Antibacterial TPU for virus sterilization on breast milk adaptors.

Flexible medical grade thermoplastic used for its liquid and viral barriers, shields patients and staff from potentially harmful blood borne pathogens, and now the revolutionising of Breast milk adaptors.

Increased engine efficiency with redesign and integration of Ultem parts.

Ultem is an ideal thermoplastic for demanding, high-heat applications. It is heat, solvent and flame resistant and has excellent mechanical properties for use in electrical insulators, engine and medical components. IPF supply Ultem production parts to a tier 1 manufacturer for a popular automotive OEM. The development, cost and integration of the product was hugely efficient and economical thanks to additive manufacturing methods.

Customized vehicles with short run production.

In the automotive industry, designs are tested in miniature before production and additive technologies has revolutionized the product development process. Now, products can go through a series of validation stages toward mass production at a fraction of the cost. Customised parts are now becoming affordable to the consumer, especially in the automotive industry, where buyers are now able to customise features on interior or outer components of their vehicles.

Nylon FDM and HP MJF making life more inclusive with custom prosthesis manufacturing.

The prosthesis industry also took customisable 3d printing to the next level by making life more inclusive with custom prosthesis manufacturing, design and manufactured for comfort, for faster more personalised medical devices for limb wearers. IPF are proud to be a supporting supplier for one of the top international prothesis developers.

More industries are benefitting everyday using 3D printing and its ever-evolving innovative material selection. Time to markets are being slashed by utilising production ready Multi Jet Fusion and faster product realism. More complex geometries are easier than ever to produce in high performance materials like Ultem, TPU and carbon fibre.

To discuss how your production costs and time to market can be dramatically reduced, whilst adding product value, please get in touch with the incredibly friendly and helpful IPF team.

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