Techniplas explores AM alternative to moulding

Posted on 29 Jan 2018 and read 476 times
Techniplas explores AM alternative to mouldingTechniplas (, a leading designer and manufacturer of automotive products and services, confirms that NXT Factory — a pioneer in a trademarked technology called Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS) — has joined its Open Innovation Programme.

Techniplas plans to explore whether automotive products that it currently makes by injection moulding could be produced better and faster using QLS.

George Votis, founder and chairman of Techniplas, said: “We are excited to add NXT Factory to our Open Innovation Programme and to jointly explore how its game-changing technology could offer a real alternative to injection moulding.

“With this programme, we are bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in additive and generative technologies to enhance our company and accelerate the adoption of 3-D printing by the automotive industry.”

NXT Factory recently announced that it had successfully completed the development phase of a beam delivery system that converts a single laser into several million ‘micro lasers’ without power degradation, and it is applying this technology in its first industrial-grade high-speed additive-manufacturing systems “with a clear mandate to replace traditional injection moulding of plastic parts at scale”.

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