Revolutionizing Innovation: Plymouth Science Park Acquires Cutting-Edge 3D Printing Machines to Boost its Digital Manufacturing Capabilities

Plymouth Science Park acquires two Stratasys 3D printers

Plymouth Science Park, a leading innovation hub in the UK, has recently acquired two Stratasys 3D printing machines from Laser Lines. With more than 25 years of operation and covering 25 acres, the science park hosts large global corporations, local startups, and academics. It is also home to the Advanced Digital Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (ADMI), which aims to educate companies on how additive manufacturing can benefit their business.

The ADMI has recently invested in a Stratasys F770 FDM 3D printer and a J55 PolyJet machine. These cutting-edge machines will provide clients with direct access to the latest technology, along with support and training to understand its applications in their specific business requirements. The F770 machine was chosen for its large build volume, suitability for office environments, and reliability. The J55 system was procured to create accurate prototype parts, taking advantage of its full-colour capabilities.

According to Jacques Wood, Senior Digital Applications Engineer at Plymouth Science Park, they help people use 3D printing effectively by educating them on its capabilities and when it is most suitable for their manufacturing needs. Many businesses in the area have misconceptions about additive manufacturing due to past experiences with basic desktop machines that did not meet their precision and repeatability needs. Plymouth Science Park provides guidance on selecting the right machines for their requirements and offers training on using them effectively to realize cost savings associated with additive manufacturing.

With these new machines in place, Plymouth Science Park is set to continue its role as a leading hub for innovation in the region’s manufacturing sector.

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