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UCL invests in ProX 100 metal printer from CDG

27.04.2017

University College London (UCL) have invested in a 3D Systems ProX 100 direct metal printer from CDG who supplied the ProX 100 machine, PX Box, furnace, accessories and materials as part of a full turnkey solution.

George Dwyer at UCL comments: "The ProX 100 printer installation and training took about 3 days, provided by the excellent 3D Systems engineers. The printer will be used to support robotics research at UCL, including surgical tool development, micro robotics and haptics, as part of an EPSRC capital equipment grant. Up to now we've been printing the tips of endoscopes for surgery which are around 5mm in diameter. The detail and dimensional accuracy of the printer has been incredibly impressive. The surface finish direct from the printer is a little coarse but the parts can easily be polished for a smooth surface."

ProX100 metal printer in situ

Image of the ProX 100 metal printer and PX Box in situ.

Successful test prints were produced within a week of the machine being installed, as can be seen in the image below, noting the parts are printed on a metal build plate, then removed later as a separate process.

ProX 100 direct metal printing test parts

Image of test parts

For more information on 3D metal printing, please contact Grant Cameron at CDG on 01420 88645 or email info@cdg.uk.com

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