Developing Automation with a Limited Workforce
INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: JULY 21 at 11 AM ET
Are you struggling to find workers to meet the demands of production? Learn how to use automation to reduce cycle times and labor costs.
How to Get Started with Laser Plastic Welding
INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: JULY 28 at 11 AM ET
Learn how to use laser plastic welding to achieve a precise, strong, and clean assembly.
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Michigan-based digital manufacturer, Extol, Inc., announces FDA registration for contract manufacturing of 3D printed medical devices. The FDA registration will allow Extol to expand its offerings for the life-sciences industry. It will immediately impact Extol’s capability to provide complete solutions for additive manufacturing of medical devices for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) market.
New and innovative products often bring unique manufacturing challenges. There are a lot of questions to answer…
– How are we going to make that in production?
– How do we scale?
– What type of custom automation will we need to manufacture a product that has never been made before?
– How do we know that the equipment will work?
– How can we make sure it operates smoothly?
You don’t have to tackle these on your own. Extol can help you discover and develop a robust manufacturing process. Partner with us early to help refine your budget and win more business with your customers.
If you’re familiar with plastic welding, you’ve probably encountered ultrasonic welding. It’s the most well-known plastic welding technology. But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it is the best choice for every application. It has many benefits, but also some drawbacks. What do you do if ultrasonic welding isn’t your best option? And how do you know?
Extol has been awarded as a finalist for the Cool Parts Showcase by Additive Manufacturing Magazine for the Fited 3D printed scoliosis brace. The scoliosis brace is being developed by Fited and manufactured by Extol for mass customization.
We are always looking for innovative ways to solve customer challenges. Recently a customer came to us needing a creative solution for their application. We worked with them to develop a custom automation machine that capitalized on additive manufacturing. In this case, 3D printed tooling helped us produce cost-effective and easy-to-use equipment.
Have you seen laser plastic welding applications that are tricky to tool? How do you make sure the parts align properly every time? We have a solution for you! Introducing LaserLock™ plastic weld tooling.
Ensure consistent, strong welds with Extol’s patent-pending LaserLock™ plastic weld tooling. LaserLock tooling repeatably locates and holds your plastic parts inside the laser welding machine, which is crucial for success. This solution makes process setup easy and allows for more flexibility in your part design.