Advanced technologies to validate your design and manufacture your first parts quickly
As its name suggests, the additive manufacturing refers to various technologies aimed at adding plastic or metal material whereas processes such as machining consist in removing the material. Thanks to this technology, we can offer you short delivery times for all your parts, even if they are complex and the other advantage is that there is no need of manufacturing moulds.
Thus, ActuaPlast offers you several technologies such as :
– Stereolithography or SLA : We are equipped with a high-resolution 3D printer and we can consequently offer you exceptionally fine details and smooth surfaces thanks to the 16µm layers of material. We offer you a wide range of flexible and rigid materials. This technology is particularly suitable for thin-walled parts requiring an excellent smooth surface finish. Moreover, we can manufacture these parts with two different materials and with different hardness on the same part.
– Selective Laser Sintering or SLS : The sintered parts are made of successive layers of polyamide (aluminium or glass fiber reinforced or not) according to your files. It is a laser that scans and polymerizes the various sections of the part. This technology is particularly adapted to functional prototype parts requiring mechanical and thermal resistances. We can thus manufacture wiring ducts with no-breakable clips or battery cases.
– Direct Metal Laser Sintering or DMLS : Very high quality parts are manufactured layer by layer (20 to 100µm) in steel, titanium, aluminium, stainless steel or inconel materials. This technology is particularly adapted to parts with complex geometries that would be difficult or even impossible to manufacture with “traditional” manufacturing tools. The resistance of these parts is similar to the one obtained by foundry or machining techniques. The DMLS is one of the few additive manufacturing technologies to be used in production. This technology is widely used in the aerospace, automotive and medical (for dental implants) industries, and more generally for prototyping and manufacturing tools. These parts are […] capable of withstanding temperatures from -30°C to 1000°C.
Vacuum moulding is a thermosetting resin pouring process that allows parts with mechanical characteristics approaching those of series materials to be obtained very rapidly.
From an existing model or from a model that we can manufacture, we make a silicone mould, in which we are going to produce parts in polyurethane resin. Thanks to this technique, the parts, either flexible or rigid, are produced very quickly. Once the 3D model is ready (produced by stereolithography), our designers create a splitline to remove the part easily. Thus, the cavity of the part appears and is called silicone mould or resin mould. We are able to produce parts in different polyurethane resins, polyamide, or RIM (glass fiber reinforced or not).
We can either make flexible parts with different hardness (Shores) and rigid parts (even very rigid) capable of withstanding temperatures from-25°C to + 210°C.
We offer you global solutions or improvements of some existing installations in order to increase the productivity, the quality, the process control, the production rates and the ergonomics.
Thanks to the fitting systems, considered as control gauges, we can check the assembly of the part and the part in itself.
- Welding fittings
- Metal insert fittings
- Cutting fittings
- Separation fittings
- Control fittings aimed at electronic parts
- Anti-scratching protection fittings
- Parts transfer on manufacturing chain fittings
Ducts | Hoses | Rubber parts | Silicone | Elastomers
For your cooling, vacuum, fuel systems, we manufacture ducts, connectors and assemble the accessories. We manufacture prototype parts in final material as well as small production from 10 to 100 parts/year.
We manufacture water hoses, fuel hoses, urea hoses.
The parts are very flexible as they are made in rubber or silicone material.
These parts are capable of withstanding: water transfer, air flow, oily gas at high or low temperatures and pressures and depressions.
The following materials are mainly used :
– Silicone elastomers with or without reinforcement
– Rubber materials such as : VAMAC, EPDM, NITRIL, VITON with or without reinforcement
These parts are used in the engines or in the air conditioning machines to cool air exchanger systems, turbos, and any other parts using these fluids.
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