The collaboration with mechanical testing technology provider Plastometrex (PLX), follows the recent Morf3D launch of a new 90,000-square-foot facility in Long Beach, California. This new Applied Digital Manufacturing Center (ADMC) is a hub for strategic partnerships with global companies, creating technology solution integration for the additive manufacturing market.
Cambridge-based Plastometrex has developed a revolutionary new method for measuring the strength of metallic materials. Their flagship product, the benchtop Indentation Plastometer, is capable of measuring metal stress-strain curves from a 5-minute indentation test. The system is being used globally to reduce testing and qualification workflows in additive manufacturing by up to 90%.
Behrang Poorganji, VP of Materials Technology at Morf3D, had this to say about the collaboration:
“We are delighted to work with Plastometrex, a fast-growing company with a product that addresses the speed of qualification in additive manufacturing. Their novel testing method will enable us to accelerate the development of prototypes and initial production parts across multiple industries.”
Morf3D will soon take delivery of a Benchtop Indentation Plastometer from Plastometrex, allowing the companies to collaborate on a series of technical and commercial projects. One such project is the development of an anisotropy characterisation software product, for which Morf3D will be providing a host of well-characterised anisotropic materials. The end result will ultimately allow users to measure accurate stress-strain curves on anisotropic materials in different directions, a challenge currently unmet in the industry. The project is already underway and is being supported by a major UK government grant from UKRI.
Dr. Jimmy Campbell, CTO at Plastometrex, had this to say about the joint work:
“Morf3D is a technology-forward leader in additive manufacturing services and we are excited to work closely with Behrang and his team going forward. They are building an important and unique technology stack that will enable them to offer a host of high-value services to the industry. We are delighted to work alongside Morf3D to ultimately accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing.”
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