Viprotech recently expanded its development centre with a 3D printer. The printer enables Viprotech to produce quickly and in-house plastic parts and prototypes. Because the engineers already use 3D drawing and design software for some time, the step to 3D production was relatively small. Shortly after the introduction, it showed that the scope was much greater than originally foreseen. Also molds, fittings and components that are no longer sold by vendors, are now successful 3D printed. We are waiting for an affordable printer that can print metals. Now that the 3D printer is already ‘indispensable’, that will definitely be the next step, Frank Tax said.
Viprotech starts 3D prototyping
Posted on 25 May 2015 in General