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Rotite device - high surface contact male and female parts that interlock to create strong fasteners and closers

3D Printed Fasteners That You Can’t Pull Apart! Objet at Euromold 2012

 


Rotite device

Rotite device – high surface contact male and female parts that interlock to create strong fasteners and closers

We had a nice surprise visit to the Objet booth yesterday. Stuart Burns, technical director from a very innovative company called Rotite paid us a visit to demonstrate how Objet’s 3D printers were used to prototype some of the incredible fasteners and closing devices that his company has designed and created.

There is even a closing device made in Objet’s ABS-like Digital Material (courtesy of IPF, one of our favorite service bureaus in the UK and the  owner of 3 Objet Connex500 multi-material systems!). This closing device consists of 2 small clips with male and female grooved touch points. When these 2 surfaces are interlocked through a 90 degree turn you create an incredibly strong connection that can support the weight of a person – as demonstrated in this video below.

This really is 3D printing at its best – helping innovators such as Stuart to rapidly and cost-effectively develop new intellectual property, test new product ideas and then bring them to market.

 

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Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green is Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions at Stratasys.

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