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9/2/2008 | 1 MINUTE READ

Rapid manufacturer Solid Concepts acquires Composite Tooling Technologies

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Solid Concepts, well-established in the plastics industry, is demonstrating substantial interest in composites.


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Solid Concepts Inc. (Valencia, Calif.), a rapid prototyping and manufacturing company, announced on Aug. 26 that it has finalized the acquisition of Composite Tooling Technologies Inc. (CTTI, Troy, Mich.) to expand its CNC and cast urethane products while adding fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) expertise to its offerings.

CTTI is said to be known for producing large prototype/pre-production urethane and FRP parts using large-platform CNC machines and proprietary short-run tooling capabilities.

Jeff Lemker, Solid Concepts’ vice president of manufacturing, says, “We have studied many acquisition candidates, and CTTI has proven to be a shining star representing a perfect fit to augment our capabilities. I have known Dave and Tim for over 14 years, and this addition of perseverant and talented management to Solid Concepts is priceless.”

With the addition of the Michigan facility, Solid Concepts now operates five U.S. production facilities in addition to having sales and project engineering representation throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1991, Solid Concepts is a multiple technology company known as a solutions provider with project management and engineering expertise. Capabilities in stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), direct layered metals, advanced cast urethanes, and CNC rapid prototypes allows for low-volume production of plastic, urethane, and metal components directly from design data.