To complement our new Solidworks CAD package and Magmasoft casting simulation software we have just invested in the latest 3D printing technology from Stratasys. Our Objet 30 Printer not only allows us to produce rapid prototypes for our customers but has totally revolutionised the process of creating gating systems. Using the exact geometry of the gating created in solid works and optimised in Magmasoft, we are able to print 3D versions which can be bolted directly on to our CNC cut patterns. This ensures that there are no discrepancies between what we have simulated and the physical system thus giving us reproducible and reliable results.