ProsFit finalists in the TCT Awards 2018 for their advancement in 3D printed prosthetics
IPF would like to congratulate `ProsFit`, finalists in the TCT 2018 Healthcare Application awards for their 125kg weight bearing prosthetic sockets, certified to ISO 10328 – A world first for 3D printed prosthetics!
The TCT awards celebrate truly remarkable 3D Printing developments in a number of categories, to make it into the finals is certainly cause for celebration itself.
The newest addition to their `Optimal range ` of lower limb sockets, characterised by structural performance, durability, flexibility, and dimensional accuracy. ProsFit Optimal sockets moved the company closer to its vision of products and services that are;
“Affordable, reliable and desirable” – ProsFit
IPF are proud to be their UK manufacturing partner, and part of this huge advancement in prosthetics. Healthcare is a rewarding industry to be involved in, the use of 3D technologies is ideal, with the ever-evolving development of new materials, software and hardware, it is no wonder that this industry benefits from these technologies.
Plastic Laser Welding new for 2018
Plastic Laser Welding Service
For cleaner, safer, more accurate bonded components with long-term stability, laser welding joins layers of thermoplastics, without additional chemicals or materials.
What is Laser Welding?
Plastic laser welding is a hygienic method of bonding, producing components that are clean and precise, free from particulate matter, residue and scaling. Ideal for the medical industry where many devices are not only clear/translucent, but also are required to meet strict FDA guidelines.
What are the benefits of Laser Welding?
•Minimal or no flash – Clean and aesthetically pleasing
•No particulate matter or residue
•Localized heat input – Low residual stress
•Excellent bond strength – Long-term stability
•Hermetic seals achievable – No leaks
•Adjustability and Precision – Tight tolerances
•Precise control consistent and repeatable welds
•Quick – Short lead-times
•Precision- Miniaturization of designs
•Flexible manufacturing – Prototypes, small batches and production
•Welding of complex shapes
•Removal of costly and cumbersome part features
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The unboxing of our new HP MJF 3D Printer
Fast, strong, functional, detailed and complex 3D parts at a fraction of the cost!
IPF are excited to announce we have added a new member to our large capacity of 3D Printers, and invested in the impressive HP multi-jet fusion 4200, one of HP’s newest contributions to the rapidly growing Additive Manufacturing industry.
So how can IPF’s new investment help you?
Capable of printing multi-purpose thermoplastics, the HP MJF 4200 arrived here; just north of London at IPF in Early August, and was installed and printing within 2 days of its arrival.
Programmed to 3D Print examples of snap fits and highly detailed prototypes from HP, the first few parts were certainly confirmation of the exceptional quality. Our 3D printing sales team couldn’t wait to have a go with the `Future era of digital manufacturing’.
Benefits include; substantially faster build and cool down times, literally cut in half – great news for any customer! Basically meaning you get your parts quicker!
Our post production team were very impressed with fact that the MJF 4200 comes with its own cleaning station, fitted with hoover and attachments, resulting in less mess for us! …And of course, cleaner, faster post processing to dispatch...
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Agilus30 flexible 3D Printing polymer
The new `Agilus30` flexible material simulant now available at IPF
Press Release 2019
50 Years makes IPF Ltd a Clear Choice!
In their 50th year of innovation, IPF are showcasing their breakthroughs in Laser Welding applications for manifolds and micro-fluidics, as well as investments into 5-Axis machining for complex shapes and high speed production. They have also invested in an Automated optical measuring system, to improve the speed and accuracy of generating inspection reports.
New for 2019 – 5 Axis CNC, High-Speed Milling, and Laser Welding developments for Manifolds and Micro-fluidics
Hurco 5 axis CNC Machine with a trunnion table that rotates +110 degrees, ideal for complex shapes, high-speed production rates, and achieving a smoother surface finish.
Fanuc High-speed Milling machine for versatile, precision milling, drilling and tapping of production runs.
Keyence measuring system, an automated optical comparator, for instant measuring of parts.
Further developments in Laser Welding of Plastic for medical manifolds, and micro-fluidics.
Continued developments in CNC machining, diffusion bonding and fabrication along with extensive high-performance 3D printing for prototypes and production parts, shows IPF as a clear choice for UK based manufacturing.
Perfected over 50 years makes IPF the clear choice for bespoke plastic manufacturing.
50 years of innovation with IPF Ltd
IPF Ltd are celebrating our 50th year of manufacturing bespoke plastic parts
As we enter our 50th year since being founded by Bill Bloomfield SNR in 1969, we thought we would reflect on a bit of our History;
In 1969 IPF started to machine and fabricate bespoke plastic components for a wide range of industries. Bill SNR was approached by Eon productions to machine A `Perspex Aquarium bed`, to feature in the James bond film `Diamonds are forever`. Sean Connery and Jill St. John feature in the image lying on the beautifully made Perspex bed below.
Only company able to produce worlds first brain scanner
One of Bills biggest achievements at the time came in 1976 where IPF were the only company in the UK able to produce an extremely high quality part used for the world’s first brain scanner. IPF went from strength to strength gaining high profile customers ranging from Aston Martin, Monarch aircraft, to The National Heart and Chest Hospital, and The Institute of Child Health… to name a few! He even made a Perspex `Full English` for the largest UK Perspex distributer at the time!
R and D Breakthroughs for 2019
In our 50th year of innovation, we have had breakthroughs in Laser Welding applications for medical manifolds and micro-fluidics, as well as investments into 5-Axis machining for complex shapes and high speed production. Continued developments in CNC Machining, Diffusion Bonding and Fabrication along with extensive high volume production capabilities now available with our Additive Manufacturing for prototypes and production parts.
The 3D printing and plastic machining industry is forever evolving, and IPF assure its new and long standing clients, that we will remain devoted to constantly move forward with these exciting advancing technologies, as well as nurture and perfect our 50 years of experience.