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Tray-Pak expands in-house technology portfolio

Plastic cookie and candy trays thermoformer in the US, Tray-Pak has announced the expansion of its in-house technology portfolio with the addition of a Fortus 360mc 3D Production System.

Manufactured by Stratasys and distributed by Cimquest, the Fortus 3D Production Systems are based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, which uses an industrial thermoplastic material to create three-dimensional models.

FDM creates the models by heating and melting the plastic, extruding the material into a fine ribbon and layering it to produce a required object.

The process has environmental and functional benefits compared to alternative solutions such as increased accuracy and repeatability, better resolution and feature detail and a reduction in raw materials and waste.

Tray-Pak can offer customers improved efficiency for sampling projects, with resource and time savings over the historic method of machining molds using computer numerical control (CNC), with the new technology in place.