Today we tell you about our experience with FA-Tech Diagnostics, a leading developer of high-tech laser identification systems.
Among the projects that we follow for them there is the production of certain grippers that are used in hospitals to make automatic opening drawers without the intervention of an operator.
Initially the Fa-Tech has used one of rapid prototyping processes: stereolithography, for producing pliers and run the first tests on the details of assembly and functionality.
After this first phase we switched to the production of the grippers with the replicas from the silicone mold.
This technology is particularly suitable for small series production and is very often used in the medical field to produce final pieces that are used as if they were caused by plastic molding. Even Fa-Tech has used this process and is able to have very quickly the details he needs.
The material used for castings is the PX 2017 HT, a counter type ABS / PP loaded; It is used for casting in silicone molds for the realization of pieces prototypes and models, and also for small productions (like in this case) with mechanical properties similar to those of thermoplastics.
All this allows to optimize the production process of these pieces both in terms of time and cost.