Rotational Molding for 3D Printing and Coffee Retailing

Rotational Molding - 3D Printing - Coffee Retailing
Rotational Molding - 3D Printing - Coffee Retailing

Rotational molding helps companies in a wide range of industries get the plastic parts that they need. Learn how rotomolded parts from Gregstrom support 3D printing and coffee retailing.

What do 3D printer housings and point-of-purchase (POP) displays for coffee have in common? They’re both produced by rotational molding, a cost-effective production process for hollow plastic parts. Rotational molding doesn’t just have low tooling costs. Rotomolding or rotocasting, as rotational molding is also called, achieves precise part specifications and supports robust designs.

Rotational Molding Advantages

At Gregstrom Corporation, rotational molding produces plastic parts in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Part features include undercuts and multiple walls, as well as in molded-in hardware and graphics. Rotomolded parts from Gregstrom can also include Mold In Graphics, a permanent way to mark, decorate, brand, or label your plastic parts.

Rotational Molding Applications

Rotational molding applications aren’t limited to particular market segments, but 3D printing and coffee retailing are especially noteworthy. According to the latest Wohler’s Report on additive manufacturing, 3DP revenues are expected to top $21 billion by the year 2020. Coffee sales may not capture the manufacturing headlines, but Statista reports that U.S. consumers spend an average of $21 (USD) on coffee per week.

Rotational Molding for 3D Printer Housings

3D printer housings must support and protect additive manufacturing equipment that’s used not just for parts prototyping, but for parts manufacturing. 3D printing represents a significant investment, so buyers expect strong, cost-effective plastic housings for stereolithography (SLA), digital light processing (DLP), fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), and other types of 3DP equipment.

As the image that accompanies this blog entry shows, Gregstrom uses rotational molding to produce 3D printer housings. As a custom rotomolder with complete assembly and testing services, we take pride in meeting all of your project requirements. If you’re a 3D printer manufacturer, contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

Rotational Molding for POP Displays

Many of the part designers, engineers, and manufacturing personnel who use 3D printers start their day with a cup of coffee. Retailers such as supermarkets and convenience stores need POP displays that resist spills and support easy cleanup. Plastic beverage stations, including the ones used in company kitchens and break rooms, may also need compartments for napkins, straws, and utensils.

As the image that accompanies this blog entry also shows, rotational molding from Gregstrom is the right plastics production technique for POP displays used in coffee retailing. Do you need solutions like this for your next plastics project? Would you like to learn about our rotational molding services? For more information, please contact us on-line or call (781) 935-6600.