ARRK ELS Material
ARRK has added a new sintered Elastomer powder to its range of SLS materials.
The company’s prototyping division in Gloucester has introduced the powder to offer clients yet another option in their ever expanding range of manufacturing materials.
The Elastomer material offers high performance component flexibility and elongation, which makes it an ideal solution for engineers and designers seeking gaiter type components such as those found on motor vehicles, gaskets or rubber seals.
“ELS, as we have called it, is generating a lot of interest and is opening up many new development opportunities for our clients,” said Craig Vickers, ARRK’s European RP Operations Director. “This combined with our other sintering powders, such as Glass Filled Nylon, PA, HST and EX, allows us to find a material that best suits the clients’ needs.”
As one of the world’s largest service providers of product development solutions, ARRK is always striving to improve its range of hardware and materials in the prototyping and additive manufacturing industry.
Speaking to TCT, Craig said, “It is our job to keep an eye on them so we know when it’s time to invest.”
With a global reach that spans across design engineering, prototyping, tooling, moulding and composites, ARRK offers one of the most complete ranges of manufacturing services available on today’s market and looks set to grow next year.
“Our plans for 2015 are significant,” Craig adds. “We have planned very significant growth within the UK and mainland Europe. That will involve investment as well as development in terms of materials, technologies and processes. There will be a lot to talk about in 2015, I have no doubt.”