GPI Prototype declared that it has participated in the EASTEC 2011 Exposition held in West Springfield, Massachusetts between May 17 and 19, 2011. The company displayed its additive manufacturing abilities and quick prototyping at the event.
GPI also participated at the RAPID 2011 Conference & Exposition in Minneapolis, Minnesota held between May 24 and 26, 2011. The company demonstrated additive manufacturing at several industrial shows and exposed clients to the advantages and cost benefits of additive technology.
GPI Prototype has been pioneering in the prototyping segment using its Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) abilities with the help of the EOSINT M 270 DMLS machine. The DMLS provides several benefits when compared to conventional tooling. Benefits include capability to develop complicated profiles and geometries that are not offered by CNC tooling.
Additionally, integration of conformal cooling channels into layouts results in significant reduction in lead and cycle times as well as cost factor. GPI provides eight material options for DMLS including Aluminum and Nickel Alloy, Titanium Alloy, Bronze Alloy, Maraging Steel, Cobalt Chrome and Stainless Steel. Components can be developed in layers of thickness 20 µ within a few days of turnaround period.
Three dimensional printing is also provided by GPI using Objet’s 3D Printer. This line printer develops components within layers of thickness of 16 µ in several durometers or digital blends for excellent detail and also avoids the conventional stair effect encountered in stereolithography. Eight FullCure resins can be availed in rigid and soft categories for several applications.
Highly precise archetypes can be developed within hours and delivered to the client within a few days. Other services offered by GPI include Laser Scanning and Manufacturing/Packaging solutions, CNC Machining, investment Casting, Tooling, Finishing, Room Temperature Vulcanization, Fused Deposition Modeling, Selective Laser Sintering and Stereolithography.