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SYS Systems and Torus Group partner to produce 3D printed assembly for packaging industry

SYS Systems, the UK-based reseller and platinum partner of Stratasys, has announced that it will be bringing an unusual exhibit to the 2019 TCT Show in Birmingham, UK.

Teamed up with Torus Group, a bespoke metrology specialist also headquartered in the UK, SYS Sytems will be showing a live demonstration of a novel 3D printing application for the packaging industry that has reportedly not been replicated anywhere else in manufacturing. Rob Thompson, SYS Systems Sales Manager, comments:

“We’re very excited to be teaming up with Torus Group this year. The live demonstrations will really help to bring to life how innovative 3D-printing solutions are delivering major cost and efficiency benefits for UK manufacturers.” 

SYS Systems Sales Manager Rob Thompson at a previous TCT Show. Photo via SYS Systems.
SYS Systems Sales Manager Rob Thompson at a previous TCT Show. Photo via SYS Systems.

Complex 3D printing with Stratasys

Based in Telford, the Torus Group provides industrial measurement, automation and consultancy services to global industries including both metal and plastic packaging. Used for testing and measuring the vertical strength and capacity of plastic bottles, one of the machine Torus provides is a top load and volume gauge machine. For full operation, this equipment requires a complex filling assembly in order to allow the flow of water during bottle volume and crush resistance testing.

Using a Stratasys Objet260 Connex3 3D printer, sourced from SYS Systems Torus has 3D printed a filling assembly for this equipment, that includes a network of channels, inserts and electrodes. It was produced to an accuracy of 50 μm, and has increased the efficiency and reliability of Torus Group’s operations, allowing the company to meet stringent demands often set by its clients. 

As well as being able to view Torus Group’s unique 3D printed filling assembly at SYS Systems’ TCT stand, visitors will also get a chance to see a range of 3D printers and materials from Stratasys. This includes the Stratasys Fortus range alongside Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber material, which contains 35 per cent chopped carbon fibres. SYS Systems will also be exhibiting the new Stratasys J750 3D printer at the stand. “The TCT Show is one of the events we most look forward to and always proves an invaluable opportunity for the team to speak to customers old and new about the latest Stratasys technologies,” adds Thompson. 

The 3D printed filling assembly at work on Torus Group’s top load and volume gauge machine. Photo via SYS Systems.
The 3D printed filling assembly at work on Torus Group’s top load and volume gauge machine. Photo via SYS Systems.

Helping businesses implement additive manufacturing

SYS Systems is part of the Carfulan Group, a reseller and service provider comprising three other companies alongside SYS. The company has provided Stratasys 3D printers to a number of clients throughout the UK, allowing companies to develop new additive manufacturing solutions. 

In the past, SYS Systems has provided Stratasys 3D printers to Tamworth-based tooling manufacturer Brown & Holmes. Specifically, Brown & Holmes sourced Stratasys F170 and Fortus 450mc 3D printers to expand the material choices the company offers to its various customers.

Rutland Plastics, a UK-based supplier of injection molding machines, has also benefited from the services offered by SYS Systems. The company acquired a Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition in order to help further develop fixtures and tooling for its robotics

Torus Group will be joining SYS Systems at stand B70 during the TCT Show this year, running from 24 to 26 September. 3D Printing Industry will also be reporting live from this year’s event.

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Featured image shows the 3D printed filling assembly at work on Torus Group’s top load and volume gauge machine. Photo via SYS Systems.