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The specialist in the design and development of technologies for rapid molding of composite and plastic injection announced that it has signed a license agreement with Volvo Cars, the Swedish nautomobile manufacturer headquartered in Gothenburg.
The agreement focuses on the manufacturing of the IntelliSafe body part (the “part”) in the back of the central rear-mirror that contains the system’s radar.After a successful development, RocTool 3iTech allows a perfect replication of the microstructure of the mold steel for the production of the part.Applied on the inside of the part, the RocTool technology brings significant changes to the optical properties of the surface of the plastic, preventing the rising sun lights that enters inside the part to blind the radar. As of today no other technology is able to obtain such optical properties on a one-shot manufacturing without additional operations (e.g. painting).
Stéphane Hersen, RocTool General Manager: « RocTool is glad to bring its technology to a leading automobile manufacturer that is Volvo with real added-value to Volvo cars. We are confident that this is the first step towards a long and fruitful cooperation between our companies »About RocTool:Created in 2000, RocTool transforms fast molding processes for composites, plastic injection and very soon metal. The processes developed are used by majors in innovative industries: consumer electronics (Motorola, Flextronics), automotive (Mini), sports & leisure… They hold advantages including reduced cycle times, enhanced quality of parts produced, therefore resulting in an overall cost reduction of the produced parts for manufacturers.RocTool is listed on NYSE Alternext in Paris. Their headquarters and R&D center are situated at Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac (France). The company also opened three subsidiaries in the USA, Germany and Taiwan and boasts test & demonstration platforms in Germany, Japan and Italy.More information: www.roctool.com