Hydrajaws Ltd, a Midlands based manufacturer of portable pull testers for use in the construction fixings industry, has invested in an in-house FDM 3D printer. The state of the art printer, will allow Hydrajaws greater control of some end-use components that can take advantage of the technology and that would have previously been produced using more traditional manufacturing methods.
Not only will the 3D printer be used to produce end-use production components but also for R&D, prototyping and for production jigs and fixtures. This is possible due to the very high strength characteristics of the material combined with excellent hardness and surface finish. Hydrajaws are currently leveraging the capabilities of the new 3D printer for the production of end-use leg braces for the M2050 Pro Tester.
Craig Couldrey, Engineering Manager at Hydrajaws commented “This investment will provide greater control and flexibility in multiple technical areas of the business. Hydrajaws testers are built to last and the robustness of the new material has been proven, giving us the confidence to invest in this resource-efficient technology. The new 3D printer will allow us to produce components in-house to meet the demand of British Made products”.
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