Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Pressure Forming: Ray Products (Ontario, CA), Stratasys 3D printer
The multi-part/multi-process assembly for Stratasys’ industrial-grade 3D printer was originally designed for injection molding. Once the customer understood the value and benefits of the pressure-forming process, the design shifted to a 100% molded-in color, pressure-formed unit. This allowed larger parts to be molded, decreasing the total number of parts and tools required, and eliminated painting. Materials include Kydex T color-matched PVC acrylic in varying thicknesses from 0.187 to 0.312 in. All tooling is female machined aluminum pressure form, temperature controlled and manufactured by American Tool and Engineering (Greene, IA). Parts are molded on a Modern Machinery rotary pressure former.