About 3D Printing
What is 3D printing?
3D printing or additive production - it is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.
How does 3D printing work?
For the 3D printing process to take place, the printer "reads" the model from STL, OBJ, or others. files and lay consecutive layers to build the model.
The primary advantage of this technology is the ability to create virtually any shape or geometric object. 3D printing differs from traditional processing technologies, which usually rely on the removal of material using cutting or subtraction processes.
Advantages of 3D Printing
Risk reduction before mass production
Testing and refining ideas
Production of objects in any shape
Simultaneous production of objects in different shapes
3D Printing Applications
3D printing brings vitality to a variety of consumer products. By fostering new trends and innovations, this technology creates exciting opportunities for the future of the consumer goods industry.
The consumer goods industry has long seen the benefits of 3D printing in the development and refinement of products due to rapid prototyping. However, as 3D printing matures and more and more materials emerge, the consumer goods industry opens up new possibilities.
The industrial goods sector includes the manufacture of machine parts, tools and equipment used in the manufacture of other goods. With rising production costs and digitalization of production, OEMs need to continually evolve to maintain efficiency and reduce costs. As a result, manufacturers are increasingly turning to 3D printing to stay agile and innovative.
Every architectural project needs a concept model to help architects and clients imagine the idea, but a lot of time and hard work is invested in creating a hand-made concept model, and this becomes even more difficult when there are complex geometries.
Fortunately, 3D printing is designed to simplify the process. A highly detailed physical model can be produced in a CAD program and printed, not to mention that designers can choose from many different materials and colors.
3D printing technology has made impressive strides in the automotive industry, ranging from rapid prototyping, to the ever-expanding production of automotive end parts, to the 3D production of almost all cars.
Innovative designers and engineers use technology to implement bold ideas, thus increasing the benefits of engineering and optimizing production processes.
3D printing in healthcare allows medical professionals to provide patients with a new form of treatment in a variety of ways. 3D printing is used to create new surgical cutting and drilling guides, prosthetics, and to create patient copies of bones, organs, and blood vessels.
Recent advances in 3D printing in healthcare have made it possible to produce lighter, stronger and safer products, shorten delivery times and reduce costs. Custom parts can be customized for each person. This improves medical professionals ’understanding of patients and improves patient comfort levels by allowing interactions with products that are specifically designed for their anatomy.
Optimizing design can be challenging when using traditional manufacturing processes such as CNC machines and molds, which is why most engineers opted for 3D printing. The complex shapes allowed for 3D printing are a major advantage in driving innovation in the aerospace industry.
In fact, with accessory manufacturing technology, you can easily create complex geometries, less weight, and more design freedom in general. You can also shorten the collection time.
3D Printing Technologies
Fused Deposition Modeling or Fused Filament Fabrication
3D printing technology produces a 3D object layer by layer of thermoplastic that is ejected during printing through a moving temperature-controlled nozzle.
Good adhesion between the deposited layers is very important for this technology. When the molten thermoplastic is extruded through a nozzle, it is pressed against the previous layer. The high temperature and pressure re-melt the surface of the previous layer and allow the new layer to bond to the previously printed part.
3D printing technology produces a 3D object layer by layer of polymeric resin using a special light that hardens the resin. The materials in this technology are photosensitive thermosetting polymers that are in liquid form.
Liquid resins harden through a process called photopolymerization. During curing, the monomeric carbon chains forming the liquid resin are activated by a special light and become integral, creating strong unbreakable bonds.
Selective Laser Sintering
3D printing technology produces a 3D object layer by layer from a thermoplastic polymer powder using a high-power laser that fuses the polymer powder.
The polymer powder container and placement site are first heated to a lower melting temperature than the polymer powder, and the overlay roller distributes a thin layer of powder through the construction platform, then the laser scans the contour of the next layer and optionally sinks (merges) the polymer powder particles.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering
3D printing technology produces a 3D object layer by layer from metal powder using a high-power laser that sints the metal powder.
The construction chamber is first filled with an inert gas (such as argon) to minimize oxidation of the metal powder, then heated to the optimum temperature, then a thin layer of metal powder is spread on the construction platform and a high power laser scans the component cross-section to sinter the metal particles. and creating another layer.
3D printed products can be improved by post-processing surface:
For smoothing 3D printed objects to remove layer lines and achieve smoother surfaces.
A vibrating hopper is used, which vibrates to create friction between the object and the media pellets. After this process, the surface of the details becomes smoother, shinier.
Chemical processes are based on dissolving the surface of 3D printed parts with organic or inorganic solvents. The parts can be brushed or steamed for a period of time.
Surface painting of 3D printed objects with acrylic paint. We use pressure dyeing technology for SLS 3D printing technology.
Transfer any graphic image to the surface of 3D printed objects. Objects become extremely smooth and shiny, acquiring texture, color, etc.
Plating of 3D printed objects with gold, silver, nickel, chrome.
We Will Take Care of:
We will perform 3D modeling or convert Your existing 3D CAD file to a format suitable for 3D printing.
Selection of 3D printing technologies
Depending on the specifics of Your project, we will help choose the most suitable 3D printing technology.
Selection of materials
Depending on the specifics of Your project, we will help choose the most suitable 3D printing material.
We will do 3D printing.
We will post-process the product properly.
We will deliver to the address specified by You.
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