Suffolk, the UK’s leading injection molding specialist, is investing more than £ 250,000 to increase its production capacity. CMG Technologies has purchased a brand new ECM oven and a state-of-the-art 3D printer from 3DGence.
The new equipment, worth more than £ 250,000, will allow the company to enhance its world-renowned injection molding services (MIM) and is a new and already popular 3D printing venture.
“We are very excited to be able to expand the technology we already have here at CMG. The oven will not only be a useful addition to our MIM operations, but will also support our growing 3D printing services along with the printer. This industry and related technologies are constantly evolving, so this new machine will help us stay on the curve and offer more support to our existing and new customers, ”said Rachel Garrett, Managing Director of CMG Technologies.
The new technology is in addition to the four kilns and four 3D printers already in use at the Randlesham-based factory. CMG Technologies is the first company in the world to combine and sinter MIM and 3D printed parts in the same furnace, providing an efficient and more sustainable service.
From the end of 2021, the company offers 3D metal printing services from initial design to post-processing of the product, which includes removing binders from the part, which is then heated at high temperatures to obtain a dense and durable component.
“Additive manufacturing is an additional technology to our extensive MIM services. With the help of 3D printing we can create prototypes and moving parts much faster than traditional methods, while minimizing waste to an absolute minimum. Thanks to these additional machines, we will be able to offer more services to customers around the world – from design to printing or just post-processing of parts to create a dense metal end product. ” added Dr. Samuel Wilberforce, head of 3D printing.
CMG has also created its own range of metal filaments for raw materials called CMG Tech-X, which is available for companies to use for their own production of additives.
The company has been working closely with 3DGBIRE since September 2021 to provide post-processing support to its customers and wants to support other companies with their experience.
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