3D Printing is the latest ‘buzz’ word in the industry used to describe the production of plastic or metal parts using layer based manufacturing techniques – also referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM), Industrial 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) and 3D Modelling. Produced directly from 3D CAD modelling data, lasers fuse together high-performance materials layer by layer. Complexity of design and geometry becomes more achievable enabling designers to create parts in new ways, combining many parts into one, incorporating complex internal structures.
Our industrial 3D printing and prototyping services enable parts to be produced in just a matter of days without the need for any tooling. More and more industries are adopting this cost-effective, fast 3D printing process to produce parts that were previously impossible to obtain economically using other traditional methods. The range of materials is constantly expanding, enabling parts to be used in demanding environments such as aerospace, automotive and F1, withstanding extreme temperatures and rigorous testing.
We have created two simple videos explaining our Plastic and Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes, from beginning to end. To find out more about our in-house processes, you can book a visit to our facility. To book your place or discuss your 3D printing requirements in more detail, contact us today on 01635 580 284.