A new Package System introduced by Gisco Inc. (Darien, Ill.) is expected to give small- and mid-sized cast polymer manufacturers an affordable, automated means to cast and dispense products that previously could be manufactured only by a limited number of large, specialized companies. Equipped with a multiliquid base color system, the system's continuous-casting and de-gassing processor accurately blends custom colors in ready-to-use cast sheets of material. The system also incorporates the company's GRANUMAKER Crushing Unit, which crushes cast sheets and sorts resulting granules by size for storage or immediate use. In the latter case, granules may be transferred to mini-hoppers to be blended, metered, distributed and cast per pre-programmed pattern designs. Formulas for custom colors and granite-like patterns are stored in the system's data bank.
Editor Pick3D printed tools are in production at Falcon Jet
The trend of employing polymeric additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for composite tooling is growing.