NPE2012: Kautex touts rapid prototyping for packaging applications, R&D operations


Kautex Machines Inc. discussed with PlasticsToday at booth (#1751) its rapid prototyping for packaging applications, which includes a patent-pending shell insert system.

Through rapid prototyping and simulation, Kautex can produce a blowmolded sample within 48 hours from receiving the 3D CAD drawing, said Chuck Flammer, VP sales at Kautex.

Traditionally this process takes about six weeks, Flammer said.

"We believe it is a competitive advantage," he said.

Kautex is a manufacturer of extrusion blowmolding technology, with about 350 employees in Germany, and an additional 120 worldwide....
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