Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
3D Fabrication Technologies Inc. (3DFabTech), a 3D copier company, today announced that the company has developed a full suite of 3D copiers and rapid tooling systems that provide nearly instant manufacture of detailed tools of any size.
Using a water-soluble, ceramic-based slurry, the 3DFabTech system can form composite industrial parts—currently as large as 6’x 9’—in a tool bed. The company’s patented system is capable of copying 3D parts in as little as 15 minutes in an environmentally friendly way. Materials can be recycled. This ability enables mass customization commercial production of 3D printed parts and devices.
3DFabTech’s 3D copiers are based on technologies originally developed for helicopter and rocket repair and maintenance depots. The company is bringing this space-age technology to industrial applications. Robust enough to duplicate high temperature parts for aerospace and military applications, the technology is inexpensive to support rapid production in commercial applications such as automotive and medical applications. The technology provides a means of creating faster, less-expensive products or repairs with conventional or high-temperature composites. In some or many applications, their technology may replace altogether tooling materials and approaches currently used.
3DFabTech's system for composite fabrication is based on a material that has been nicknamed “engineered quicksand,” and can provide such fast and inexpensive tooling to the emerging rapid 3D printing market. The technology can serve cost-sensitive consumer products as well as the exacting needs of the aerospace and transportation industries. The technology allows for an environmentally friendly and quick molding and replication of parts.
Starting from the licensed patents, 3DFabTech, 3DFabTech is developing a portfolio of intellectual property using patent workflow solutions from PowerPatent Inc. Such tools enable the company to file quickly and benefit from the first-inventor-to-file provision of the AIA.
3DFabTech changes the Value Proposition for the Composites Fabrication & Repair and Plastics Industries. 3DFabTech's patented and patent pending rapid tooling system enables near instant manufacture of detailed tools of any size. For more information, please visit http://www.3dfabtech.com.