Aesthetic Technology Ltd, the manufacturers of Dermalux LED systems, has invested in a new 3D printing device, the Stratasys 3D rapid prototype system.
Additive manufacturing – as 3D printing is commonly known – is the process of repeatedly layering a molten material or liquid in a specific pattern that is set by the printer’s software, until it solidifies into the required three-dimensional shape.
The system will be used at Aesthetic Techonology Ltd's new manufacturing plant in Warrington and will help with the research and development of new and existing products, this is because the Strarasys 3D rapid system will allow prototypes to be created before deciding if they should go into full manufacture.
Managing director Dale Needham said, “The system will be used to print and test prototype components that require a range of mechanical, optical and thermal properties. It will make a significant difference to the speed of our development programme and is a very exciting addition for our in-house Research & Development team.”
He added, “Being a British based manufacturer, we pride ourselves on continuing our ‘concept through to manufacture’ policy and this is another example of our commitment to this strategy.”