DATE: Monday, 04 January 1999
SOURCE: LIPTOOL Ltd.
STATUS: For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: ENHANCED CAPABILITIES OF LIPTOOL (TM) RAPID TOOLING SYSTEM
Cambridgeshire, UK * 4th January 1998
LIPTOOL today announced the availability of Type 'B' LIPTOOL (TM) material for the revolutionary LIPTOOL (TM) Rapid Tooling System, which enables the fast manufacture of prototype moulded components in actual production materials.
The LIPTOOL (TM) Rapid Tooling System enables the creation of a prototype mould tool from a component master pattern within hours or days instead of weeks.
The Component Master Pattern (CMP) can be made via Rapid Prototyping, CNC, by hand or indeed any process which provides a physical model of the object to be moulded. The surface finish of the CMP is accurately reproduced in the resulting mouldings.
This unique system allows truly representative product evaluation and performance testing to be carried out earlier than ever before, without incurring the time and cost penalties traditionally associated with the conventional prototype tooling route.
In addition, the unique properties of LIPTOOL do not require fillets and draft angles as demanded by other all forms of prototype injection tooling. Therefore, real parts in real materials can now be made available at the concept stage of a design if required. This provides increased customer confidence and thus allows for greater creativity in the design process, by providing real parts for testing at the earliest possible juncture.
The LIPTOOL (TM) Rapid Tooling System is designed to suit the relatively high temperature and pressure processing conditions necessary for the moulding of a wide variety of real, production intent materials.
Type 'A' LIPTOOL (TM) material is suitable for the moulding of flexible production intent materials, including all rubber compounds (e.g. EPDM) and was launched in September 1998.
Type 'B' LIPTOOL (TM) material is suitable for the moulding of common engineering and commercial plastics, including ABS, polypropylene, acrylic, polycarbonate, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and glass filled nylon, and is now also available.
The LIPTOOL (TM) Rapid Tooling System is accessible either as a limited bureau service (direct from LIPTOOL's R&D department) or ideally as a fully licenced process for in-house use. Due to the simplicity of the process it is extremely fast and safe to operate, and produces tools which are directly compatible with standard production moulding equipment.
The LIPTOOL (TM) Rapid Tooling System has been developed in response to the 3D design and manufacturing industry's demand for actual production material components in hours rather than days or weeks, without the restrictions of being tied to any one particular Master Pattern production process.
For further information, please contact Rod Pike, Business Development Director.
LIPTOOL . . . 'REAL PARTS REAL QUICK!'
LIPTOOL Ltd. Tel: +44 (0) 1354 650 789
140 - 144 Station Road, March, Fax: +44 (0) 1354 650 799
Cambs. PE15 8NH, UK
LIPTOOL - REAL PARTS REAL QUICK
140 - 144 Station Road, March,
Cambs. PE15 8NH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1354 650 789
Fax: +44 (0) 1354 650 799
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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