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Stafford Manufacturing Corp.

August 18, 2015 08:37 ET

Stafford Manufacturing Corp. Introduces Prototype and Repair Collar System

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - Stafford Manufacturing Corp. has introduced SPARC, a rapid prototype and repair collar system, which lets users create their own working prototypes of special-purposed shaft collars within a few hours.

The SPARC (Stafford Prototype and Repair Collar) system features precision machined shaft collar masters which are available from stock and accept 3-D printed inserts. Combining the clamping strength of a conventional machined shaft collar with the flexibility of unlimited insert configurations, users can create custom-designed inserts with bores to fit virtually any type of shaft and can include holes, bosses, slots, tabs, hubs, pulleys, and other features.

The 3-D printed inserts in the SPARC (Stafford Prototype and Repair Collar) system can be either user-defined or selected from a library of designs offered free from Stafford. The printing can be done free by the user or from Stafford for a fee and the inserts are designed to mate securely with the master to create a unified working part. Supplied in steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, masters come in three sizes to accommodate shafts from 1/8" to 3" O.D.

The SPARC (Stafford Prototype and Repair Collar) system design files for basic printed inserts are free and machined masters are priced from $11.25 (list).

About Stafford Manufacturing

Founded in 1975, Stafford Manufacturing Corp. is a leading manufacturer of shaft collars, couplings, and specialized mechanical drive and structural components. Their "Standard Series" features over 300 popular items which are in stock for immediate delivery, their "Signature Series" features premium quality collars and couplings manufactured in the USA, and their "Solution Series" features over 500 problem-solving components for anyone involved in product and system development.

In addition to their over 3,600 catalog parts, Stafford Manufacturing Corp. manufactures problem-solving parts for leading OEMs, contract manufacturers, and industrial distributors. Their well-engineered design solutions can be found in all types of equipment including conveyors, packaging machinery, processing equipment, recreational products, medical instruments, storage systems, and consumer goods. Stafford Manufacturing is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

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