The Danish Technological Institute (DTI), has collaborated with Scopic to produce metal detectable 3D printed nylon pieces for the food processing sector. They are intended to assist to sense foreign pieces in food chains. The 3D printed pieces were made for an unnamed DTI client. The client also needed the pieces to match the Food Contact Approval Standards.
“We first became aware of metal detectable powder through experiences from the injection moulding industry, and we believe that it has great potential in 3D printing as well,” states Mads Østergaard, Business Manager at DTI.
“With the metal detectable powder from Scopic, we are able to explore new business opportunities, develop new types of products, and enter new markets, where we can demonstrate the potential of 3d printing.” He adds.
DTI was started in 1906 and it’s a not-for-profit study institution to use the newest information and technology. This is with regards to making better or new materials, products, methods, processes or organization modes for Danish companies.
The institute participates in growth projects with study and educational organizations both in Denmark and overseas. DTI offers services and consultancy in a wide array of business fields. This includes building and construction to biotechnology and chemistry.
Because of this, the institute has participated in several additive manufacturing R&D projects. This is as well as the partnership with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation. The aim is to create a new approach to 3D printing in architecture.
In April 2019, DTI was granted €10.6 million to establish an OITB, Open Innovation Test Bed. The OITB was centering on developing the field of 3d printed electronics. Lately, DTL collaborated with CeramicSpeed, a supplier of ceramic aspects, to create a lift wheel for expert cyclists using additive manufacturing.
DTI’s client needed the metal detectable 3D printed nylon pieces in reaction to the number of stock summons. This was triggered by imported components spoiling food chains. Incorporating detectable technology in food processing settings may assist to guarantee the fitness and wellbeing of clients. It will also help to reduce the expenses triggered by recalls.
Scopic offers several different materials and products for different detectable technologies. This includes x-ray, metal, co-branding, and anti-counterfeit. DTI has mixed metal detectable powder from Scopic with its polymer. This is in a move to create parameters and allow the manufacture of metal detectable 3D printed nylon pieces.
Scopic is powder compliant with the appropriate food contact controls. This makes it making it fit for the food-processing sector.