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      Sheffield-based Addition Design makes £100,000 investment in Stratasys carbon fiber 3D printing technology

      Design and additive manufacturing business addition design has made an investment of GBP 100,000 in Stratasys‘Carbon fiber 3D printing technology.

      The company, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Center in Sheffield, has taken delivery of a Stratasys F370 CR FDM composite printer as part of its investment package. Stratasys launched the F370 CR FDM machine in May of last year.

      Tom Fripp, Director of Addition Design, said: “This innovative new 3D printer is a welcome addition to our business. The investment will improve the quality of the change parts and format parts that we are able to produce.

      “It will open up new opportunities for us to offer higher performance parts with reduced lead times. Customers will also benefit from the unique combination of Addition Design’s additive design capabilities with very high performance materials.”

      According to Addition Design, it is one of the first companies in the country to invest in the F370 CR FDM composite printer, which Stratasys says acts as a complement to traditional manufacturing technologies, allowing industrial manufacturers to replace metal components with composites. High strength 3D printed. parts.

      Added Fripp: “Addition’s existing 3D printing systems are very good for volume and precision work, but the change parts tend to be large, robust components in low volume. The new printer is better suited to this application. However, it also takes things a step further by allowing us to print carbon fiber reinforced components, which greatly increases the performance of the parts we can produce at Addition.”

      Chris Andrews, Regional AM Specialist, SIS systems said: “The last 18-24 months have put enormous pressure on the manufacturing sector, and the F370 CR represents a fantastic new addition to the Stratasys portfolio to help alleviate some of these challenges. We are seeing more and more companies replacing machined metal with strong and rigid 3D printed carbon fibers, thanks to being built on the existing and widely adopted F123 series platform.

      “Seeing Addition Design as an early adopter of this new technology in the UK emphasizes their commitment to their clients. Giving them access to the new FDM Nylon-CF10 for everything from custom jigs and fixtures to end-use production parts.”

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