Empire Group, a full-service product development and advanced digital manufacturer, is partnering with Fortify to explore new 3D printing applications in the medical and consumer goods industries.
Thanks to its patented Digital Composite Manufacturing platform, Fortify can support Empire Group in the production of “stronger, tougher and more wear-resistant” 3D-printed photopolymers.
As the 3D printer manufacturer explains, its FluxprintTM fiber alignment can align fiber and particle additives into the base materials to dial in specific functional capabilities.
Empire Group shares in a press release that depending on the specific type and alignment of the additives introduced, the resulting parts can have increased strength, wear resistance, dielectric constant, conductivity, toughness and/or heat deflection temperature.
“Working closely with the team at Fortify has been an excellent collaboration for Empire Group,” said Jason Enos, Founder & CEO of Empire Group. “Our medical device and consumer products customers are extremely demanding and our ability to rapidly shoot and iterate parts in end-use engineered materials like Ultem and glass-reinforced nylon has been a game-changer for them in terms of surface finish, product quality and turnaround time.”
Precision parts that Fortify’s technology can produce include but are not limited to highly engineered end-use parts, rapid injection molded parts, complex parts for RF Applications as seen with Rogers Corporation and ESD Parts.
“Our partnership with Empire Group has pushed our thinking on both rapid injection mold tooling and complex end-use parts” said Josh Martin, Founder & CEO of Fortify. “Receiving real-time end customer feedback gives us powerful data to improve our printer and material designs. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Empire Group down the road.”
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