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Allen Invests in Rapid 3D Prototyping

by Ben Harden, Allen 3 Nov 2020 08:30 GMT
Allen invests in Rapid 3D Prototyping © Allen

UK hardware manufacturer, Allen, has recently invested in a new workstation to assist with rapid product prototyping and testing.

Allen was one of the early adopters of 3D printing technology as the in-house design team could see it would help with many areas of the research and design stages of product development. But as technology has moved on so too has the capabilities of 3D printers.

The company's existing 3D printer was somewhat outdated and worn out, so Allen, a business which prides itself on innovative product design, has after extensive research, purchased the new MakerBot Method X.

It may come as a surprise that in the peak of a pandemic the company would invest in new hardware for the design department. But due to the demands of many entrepreneurs looking to develop products to assist in the fight of COVID-19 it became a logical investment for the British company to upgrade their existing machine.

The MakerBot Method X is one of the latest 3D printers available on the market. The new machine can print in multiple materials including ABS, PVA, Nylon and PETG Carbon fibre - Materials which could be used in final production. The wide range of materials will allow for stronger and more reliable parts to be manufactured. Resulting in better and more accurate testing results. Coupling this with quicker print times will also benefit the customers of Allen, as lead times to get their hands on a sample product will be reduced and the results will be more reliable and accurate than ever before.

If you have a custom project, would like to find out what Allen can do for you or If you need help bringing ideas to reality, contact to find out more.

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