Article from the August edition of SA Plastics
DEMAPLASTECH Rapid Prototyping, established in 2010 and a Stratasys certified partner, distributes and maintains Stratasys 3D printers which are world leaders in 3D printing technology. The Northriding-based company now offer two rapid prototyping technologies from Stratasys, POLYJET (Objet 24, Objet 30, Eden and Connex printers) and FDM (Mojo, uPrint, Dimension and Fortus printers), a range of more than 25 machines.
Demaplastech’s Jacki Kleynhans explains that 3D printing allows users to perform ‘fit, form and function’ testing of parts prior to mass production, as well as making sample parts for customer approval. By identifying and thus eliminating design flaws early in the production development life cycle engineering costs, tooling costs and time to market are greatly reduced. 3D printing also increases creativity and design flexibility by allowing designers to have a working part in their hands within hours.
Over the past few months, Demaplastech has been hosting monthly ‘open days’ at their offices in Northriding, Johannesburg, to encourage the growth of this revolutionary technology.
HMR High Tech Machine Tools run by owner Rolf Essig is also present at the ‘open days’ to showcase his highly advanced 3D scanners. HMR was awarded the ‘strategic reseller status’ from CREAFORM3D Canada in April this year. The range of handheld 3D scanners include the HandySCAN, a portable 3D scanner of metrology grade, as well as the GO!Scan, the fastest 3D scanner on the market. The two companies offer a perfect synergy of products for rapid prototyping customers.
Visit the Demaplastech website for more information of future ‘open days’ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.