Ogle Models new Fortus Machine
2014 marked the 60th anniversary in the Ogle story; a story of longevity in the ever-evolving prototyping industry. 2015 shows that Ogle aren't ready to rest on their laurels just yet as the company annpunces further investment in the 3D printing industry.
The design and prototyping company has invested £60,000 into the installation of a Stratasys FORTUS 400 FDM machine. The piece of equipment can provide real parts for making jigs, tools and inspection parts in short timescales which are ready for immediate use.
Marketing and sales manager Dave Bennion said: “We believe the purchase of the FORTUS 400 FDM machine is a much needed addition to our already impressive fleet of state-of-the-art technologies.
Inside Ogle's Fortus machine
“The equipment is ideal for bespoke one-offs or short production runs, which is going to help speed up productivity, without compromising the quality of the prototypes that Ogle has become well known for within the industry.”
The FORTUS 400 FDM has a build envelope of 406 x 355 x 406 mm, initially running three thermoplastic materials including PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), ASA -UV (a stable production grade thermoplastic) and ULTEM 9085 (a flame retardant high performance thermoplastic).
Parts can be printed in four different layer thicknesses – .127mm, .178mm, .254mm and .33 mm depending on the requirements of the design and the materials specified. However, not all materials are suitable for the different layer thicknesses. Parts are produced within an accuracy of ±.127 mm or ±.0381 mm per mm.