Shvabe has launched on VOMZ in the work of a 3D printer for prototyping

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the holding «Schwabe»Vologda optical and mechanical plant. Archive photoShvabe has launched on VOMZ in the work of a 3D printer for prototyping© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the holding «Schwabe»

Holding «Schwabe», started the work at the Vologda optical-mechanical plant (VOMZ) high-tech 3D printer, which will create prototypes of future products, the press service of the holding.

3D printer was purchased by VOMZ in the framework of technical re-equipment plan 2017. It will allow up to 50% to speed up the procedure of layout products and up to 50% to reduce financial costs in its manufacture.

«We actively introduce advanced technologies in the production process. One of our latest achievements is the use of additive technologies for prototyping future products. Application design a 3D printer that ensures high quality in the manufacture of various objects, will allow us to 50% to speed up the process of prototype products and up to 50% to reduce financial costs», — the press service quoted the General Director of the Vologda optical-mechanical factory of Vasily Morozov.

A 3D printer has the size of the working area 223х223х205 mm and allows you to create objects from various types of thermoplastic — ABS, PLA, CPE. A new device VOMZ has a redesigned air circulation system which provides more uniform cooling of the prototype and helping to avoid deformation due to uneven shrinkage, the report says.

Until the end of 2017, the Vologda optical-mechanical plant within the program of technical re-equipment plans to purchase more than 5 units of various high-tech equipment.

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