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3T increase manufacturing and machine capacity

18 September 2006 ...

As a result of five years unparalleled growth in the UK Rapid Prototyping industry, 3T RPD Ltd has moved into new purpose-built premises, giving them an impressive 13,000 sq. ft. (1,200m²) of manufacturing, workshop, office and conference facilities. Having outgrown its previous unit, they are still located on New Greenham Park in Newbury, as their new building is just 100 metres away!

Their growth is further compounded by the recent installation of a third EOS P700 Laser Sintering machine. With their suite comprising a further two EOS P360’s and a DTM Hi-Q 2500 Plus, they remain unchallenged as the UK’s largest SLS provider.

The new premises provide a substantial increase in machine and workshop space, enabling 3T to build upon their already extensive bespoke finishing services. With additional post-processing workshops and paint facilities, their skilled modelmakers ensure every last detail is taken care of, generating models that are comparable to the final manufactured item

Additional office, meeting and conference facilities are also provided at the new site, and their successful series of Rapid Product Development Seminars will re-commence early in the New Year. Having proved extremely popular in the past, they will continue to provide an informative, unbiased overview on how to achieve successful new product development through Rapid Prototyping.

3T’s suite of six SLS machines, together with their comprehensive range of SLS materials, means they are uniquely able to apply the optimal machine and material to meet their customers’ Rapid Prototyping needs. Building large, single piece parts on their EOS P700’s up to 700x380x580mm gives optimum material properties when the component is to undergo aggressive functional testing. With highly trained engineers who are experts in their field, 3T consistently produce accurate, functional parts with the best surface finish and mechanical properties that SLS technology can provide, in the shortest lead-times possible.

Ian Halliday, CEO at 3T RPD Ltd, says “We are delighted with our new facility, and this move further consolidates our position as the UK’s largest SLS provider. Our continuous growth over the last five years has put us at the forefront of major developments in e-Manufacturing; the fast, flexible and cost-effective way of producing otherwise ‘impossible’ end-use parts directly from CAD data, with no tooling required. Our emphasis is on providing excellent quality of product and service, alongside rapid and totally reliable delivery, whilst remaining competitive on price.”

3T’s new address and contact numbers are:

Fulton Court Wofford Way
New Greenham Park
RG19 6HD

Tel: 01635 580284
Fax: 01635 569857

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