3D Printing and Prototyping

Prototyping: 3D printing is useful to test parts that are in development.

Small Production Runs: 3D printing is not only for prototypes but can also be used to manufacture the product. The quantity of a small production run depends on the size of the product. Small products can be between 1 and 50 while larger parts are between 1 and 15.

What is needed?: The part in a STL, STEP, SAT, IGES or parasolid format.

 
 
Functional 3D Printed Shock

Functional 3D Printed Shock

Material: ABS PLastic

ABS is our material of choice because it is strong, durable. In industry it is used for cell phone covers and even crash helmets. It can withstand temperatures up to 100°C and can be sanded, painted and glued with superglue or epoxy.


Infill Settings

3D printed parts aren’t solid and use a honey comb structure.

The honey comb structure saves cost and material but still produces strong parts. The operator will choose the most appropriate setting.

Honey Comb Density

Honey Comb Density


Part Layer Height

Part Layer Height

Resolution

The resolution refers to the height of each layer to create the parts:

0.1mm - 0.15mm: Used for small and thin walled parts.
0.2mm: Most common setting.
0.25mm - 0.3mm: Used on larger parts.

Operator will choose the most appropriate setting.