Working in partnership with you: as part of our
prototyping service, we offer free design advice
ADVANCED 3D SYSTEM PRINTS
Using the toughest 3D-printing materials ever created, Moulton Builders has the capability to produce rapid fully functional PROTOTYPEs in-house for you to confidently test the functionality of your products prior to committing to the investment in a mould tool.
Our Stratasys Fortus 380CF uses a wide range of thermoplastics with advanced mechanical properties so that your parts can endure heat, caustic chemicals and high impact applications, meaning CF printed PROTOTYPEs are much more than typical printed PROTOTYPEs used to validate form and fit, because of their incredible strength they can be fully tested for functionality just as an end-use part.
Our free design advice will help you take your
project further. It is important that your
PROTOTYPEs simulate future production parts in
terms of functionality. We can also provide
you with advice on material selection and
a quote for production parts.
NYLON 12 WITH A CARBON FIBRE FILL
Our advanced 3D prints in Nylon 12 with a 35% Carbon Fibre (CF) fill give unparalleled strength and stiffness to PROTOTYPEs, and indeed low volume production parts, jigs and fixtures, plus end-of-arm robot tooling that we produce.
Finished PROTOTYPE parts can be painted, machined, drilled or chrome plated. All materials are REACH compliant. Rapid PROTOTYPEs produced using this method are as life-like as the final manufactured items so form, fit and function can be accurately tested.
We can produce parts in UV stable ASA in various different colours (see examples of 3D printed parts).
Sometimes it is necessary for product assemblies to be manufactured from a combination of materials. Traditional prototyping can be expensive in these instances. We are able to manufacture parts and assemblies made from multiple materials and with different mechanical properties.
JIGS & FIXTURES, EOAT, LOW VOLUME RUNS
The addition of the Fortus 380 CF 3D printer means that we can create accurate, repeatable parts faster than ever before. We have been long-time advocates of additive manufacturing technology and producing low volume end-use parts is a new but valued service that we can now offer our customers.
Carbon fibre printed end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) and gripper systems offers a number of great advantages:
You can be assured of our expertise with jigs and fixtures because we print our own. Not only can jigs and fixtures be created far quicker than traditional methods but they are cheaper too, and highly durable for the rigours of a workplace environment.
We can provide advice and quotes on anything from a simple sketch to a 3D computer model. Most drawing formats can be handled although we find STEP, Parasolid and DXF translate most successfully.