3D printing and prototyping is the process of making three dimensional objects from a digital file. The actual creation of a 3D printed object is the result of using the additive manufacturing process, which is the laying down of layer by layer material forming the object. 

The Process

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Step 1

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CAD Design

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Step 2

Step 1

Step 1

3D Print

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Step 3

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Step 3

Wash cycle to remove support material

Material & Application used

PLA

ABS M30

PLA

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PLA a renewable plastic material offered as a low cost material option for fast draft part iterations.


Ideal for quick concept verification and design development offering good tensile strength and available in a wide range of colors.

ASA

ABS M30

PLA

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UV-Stable, production grade thermoplastic. Provides the ability to consistently build high quality parts with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic. 


UV resistance makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components and accessories.

ABS M30

ABS M30

ABS M30

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Ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and production parts. Superior tensile, impact and flexible strength than standard ABS. 


Layer bonding is significantly stronger for more durable part resulting in more realistic functional tests higher quality parts for end use.

TPU 92A

TPU 92A

ABS M30

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Thermoplastic polyurethane with a shore A value of 92. Material has high elongation, superior toughness, durability and abrasion resistance.


FDM TPU 92A brings the benefits of elastomers to FDM 3D printing and offers the capability to quickly produce large and complex elastomer parts.


Typical applications include flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts, seals, protective covers and vibration dampeners.

Nylon

TPU 92A

Nylon

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 Nylon is very strong and durable. Ideal for 3D printing mechanical parts and protective components. It also has a low friction coefficient. 


Strength, Flexible and Durable

PETG

TPU 92A

Nylon

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 A thermoplastic filament that combines the strength of ECO-ABS, some flexibility of Nylon and the easy printability of PLA. 


Very durable and temperature resistant providing ideal option for 3D printing mechanical parts and protective components along with large objects since it doesn't warp. 

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Process