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Rapid Prototyping 3d Printing

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The 3D printing process employs virtual part models from computer aided design (CAD) software. The CAD files are converted into horizontal cross-sections, which are then built, layer atop layer in succession until the model is successfully completed.

Additive fabrication (3D Printing) employs a wide variety of liquid photopolymers, powdered thermoplastic materials and metals. These materials are fused in process to create functional prototypes.

With the use of additive fabrication (SLA®, SLS®, DMLS, FDM® & PolyJet) it is possible to:

  • Create almost any shape or geometric feature without the need for elaborate machine set up or final assembly.
  • Fabricate working prototypes utilizing a combination of materials, or as composite.
  • Simplify the construction of complex objects to a manageable, fast and efficient process.

3D Printing is a powerful tool for product developers and engineers who wish to better evaluate and communicate their product designs. Functional Prototypes can greatly aid in the design of rapid tooling, and ultimately in the manufacturing process of the final product.

Rapid Prototyping is commonly used in the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics
  • Medical and Dental
  • Sporting Goods
  • Entertainment