Company Uses 3D Printers To Make Incredibly Strong Fasteners

By: Zach Walton - November 29, 2012

Objet is still at Eurmold 2012, and the company is showing off some of the most impressive 3D printed work to come out of its line of industrial printers.

Today’s creations are sets of fasteners and connectors created by Rotite, a company that specializes in modular fixing technology. The company created prototypes on an Objet Connex500 that are already proving to be ridiculously strong. Despite being made of plastic, the fasteners are already able to support the weight of a small person.

Fasteners are nothing new, but the point here is that 3D printers are innovating in old technologies and industries. Rotite can quickly experiment with new designs via 3D printing, and see which ones will be best suited to bring to market.

Lastly, it’s a testament to Objet’s material that it’s able to make something that can doesn’t break under pressure. As you can see in the video above, two men apply about 70 kg of force onto a small connecter and doesn’t break. That’s all thanks to the design and the material used.

Objet will undoubtedly have more to share from Euromold 2012 in the coming days, but you can check out some of the other stuff the company is up to. The company announced its largest 3D printer yet – the Objet1000 – and has been showing off some of its own internal designs.

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  • Dan

    The presentation in the video was incredible. While it is true that the 3D printing is being used on older technology, it is the simplicity that really strived technology towards more finesse. Love seeing 3D printing in these tech advancements.

  • Cheryl Pettiford

    Plastic fasteners are so incredible in performance these days that the metal fasteners have been seldomly used. These fasteners are strong and cheaper than its metal counterparts plus it does not rust too.