Ripley Tools, manufacturer of infrastructure cable preparation and testing tools, announced the launch of their Ripley Labs innovation center, capping a series of multimillion-dollar investments in design tools and flexible, rapid prototyping and manufacturing capabilities. Ripley Labs is designed to provide custom tool engineering and design combined with volume manufacturing capability.
“Ripley Labs enables us to continue to invest in market-leading innovation to fuel manufacturing growth and jobs,” said John Jutila, President and CEO of Ripley Tools. “Our ability to solve unique requirements for cable or equipment suppliers, construction contractors, defense and aerospace, power utilities and telecom or wireless network operators is well established and a distinct competitive advantage,” he added. Ripley Tools has been awarded 68 patents, with a record number of applications in 2019, and the company works closely with many of the world’s largest cable manufacturers to co-develop new products.
Headquartered in Cromwell, Connecticut, Ripley Labs is ISO 9001 certified with rapid in-house prototyping, leveraging equipment such as ProJet 2500 3D printing, CNC machining, 3-4 axis 15,000 RPM precision milling centers, 5-axis waterjet technology, and product life-cycle testing machines. Additionally, Ripley Labs has optical component, electronic circuit board and firmware/software design capabilities at its Belmont, New Hampshire engineering center, and applications engineering and prototype collaboration at its Kingswinford, U.K. location.