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COMP Performance Group Adds 3D Printer For Faster Prototyping

Since their beginnings, the COMP Performance Group (CPG) brands have prided themselves on being industry leaders in their respective fields. The latest addition of a 3D printer ( see video below) to the engineering family now gives them the ability to take that leadership to the next level.

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Layers of heated plastic are extruded through a nozzle on X & Y coordinates with a highest layer “resolution” of 70 Microns, or the width of a human hair.

“We are committed to continuous innovation and investing in technology,” says Chris Douglas,  CPG VP of Marketing. “We are very excited to add this printer to the technology and tools that we currently use to remain the market leader.”

The new Cube Pro Duo has the largest build platform in its class and features a temperature-controlled build environment. It uses an “additive manufacturing” process that builds layers with an ultra-high resolution of 70 microns – the width of a typical human hair.

It’s a dual-material machine able to create objects in ABS plastic or compostable PLA plastic. It works by heating plastic wire and extruding it through a nozzle on a set of X & Y axis sliders. The build platform moves down as the layers are built.

Touchscreen interface controls operation and displays progress.

Touchscreen interface controls operation and displays progress.

The Cube Duo Pro has already been used to create several prototype parts in-house. This will drastically reduce the time of revisions during phase two of prototyping. Previous methods of prototype outsourcing could delay minor changes by up to a month.

“The ability to make changes in a matter of hours versus days or even weeks is a huge advantage for us,” Douglas says.

“The engineering team can maintain its momentum through projects and accomplish goals in a more efficient manner. This translates into higher quality products and faster technological advancements. We are proud to have (this 3D printer) on board.”

This gear was created and implemented in the forthcoming wireless throttle body. Precise accuracy and durable ABS plastic allowed it to be installed for a trial fit to check operation. Changes can be made quickly.

This gear was created and implemented in the forthcoming wireless throttle body. Precise accuracy and durable ABS plastic allowed it to be installed for a trial fit to check operation. Changes can be made quickly.

om big parts like the debris shield to precise gears, the 3D printer expedites the prototyping process with precision.

From big parts like the debris shield to precise gears, the 3D printer expedites the prototyping process with precision.