Press Release – For Immediate Release
Fripp Design and Research to Pre Launch Picsima Bureau Service for 3D Printing Silicone at TCT Show + Personalize
Leading UK Industrial and Product Design practice Fripp Design and Research will be exhibiting at the UK’s leading show on 3D Printing and Additive manufacturing; TCT + Personalize. They are pleased to announce the launch of their new bureau service for 3D Printing Silicone, coming in 2015.
“We have spent the past 18 months developing our method for 3D Printing Silicone” stated Tom Fripp, Director at Fripp Design and Research.
Under their Picsima brand, Fripp Design and Research will have on display a range of 3D Printed silicone parts to demonstrate the versatility and capability of their 3D Print technology. “Because we are using commercially available silicones, we are creating 3D Printed parts with the material characteristics provided by the source manufacture, but without the need to create a mould and then vacuum cast; we simply 3D Print them”, continued Fripp “That means we can make parts very soft, extremely durable and capable of being steralised if required and we take out an entire process compared to other polymer based 3D Printing technologies; who needs to cast silicone anymore?”.
The company is already making parts for beta test site clients. “Like all our Industrial Design projects, client feedback is an essential element of a successful project. TCT + Personalise is a fantastic opportunity for us to show test parts so we can gauge the response from the 3D Print industry as we continue to fine tune the technology” concluded Fripp.
The company claim they will achieve 10 Shore A with temperature ranges from -30OC up to 250OC, performance levels never achieved before in the 3D Printing of Silicone.
Picsima can be seen on stand K31 at TCT + Personalize which takes place at the NEC from September 20th to October 2nd 2014.
About Fripp Design and Research
Sheffield based Fripp Design and Research specialise in Product Design, Concept Design, Industrial Design and Rapid Prototyping. The design team are Masters Graduates in their specialist subjects. The company use Solidworks, Rhino, Bunkspeed Hypershot, Magics and Mimics software and own a number of rapid prototyping machines.
The customer base is broad; from blue chip companies, to UK leading universities, to individual inventors and entrepreneurs. The company were involved in the design of the Comic Relief ‘Honkus’ Red Nose and have appeared on Channel5’s, the Gadget Show. Clients also include; Fellowes, Rolls Royce, Proware Kitchen, Sagentia Group, Nestlé and The Wellcome Trust.
In addition to client work, Fripp Design and Research are involved in a number of in house product developments ranging from DIY to healthcare.
The company’s contact details are:
Fripp Design Limited
The AMP Technology Centre
T: 0114 254 1244