The technology uses electromagnetic induction to heat a mould in seconds, and can be used in metal injection moulding.

“Metal allows new perspectives in design, therefore new markets, notably in electronics," said José Feigenblum, RocTool’s technical director. "There is a demand for thinner and thinner casings to envelope more and more technology whilst maintaining a high quality and reducing costs. We see that for our clients different materials are now competing against each other. We want to provide them with the possibility of using our technologies no matter what the material."

Within 1 to 2 years, Feigenblum predicts RocTool will be accompanying the major players in the production of metal parts, especially in the electronic and automotive industries, "as we currently do in the composites and plastic injection sectors," he said.

RocTool also reports that it has tripled its turnover in of years and plans to open two branches in the United States and in Taiwan.

“Part of our team is relocating to the United States and part to Taiwan to be closer to our clients," said Alexandre Guichard, RocTool’s CEO. "We have new ambitions and expect strong growth in the medium term. We want to strengthen and consolidate our position in the plastic injection and composites sectors and conquer the metal moulding market, The objective is to be present regardless of the material being used. This is the reason behind why the company is finalizing a major investment for its further development.”

RocTool technologies are suitable for mass production, increasing productivity, improved surface quality of produced parts, and reducing thickness while increasing mechanical properties.