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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology
Colourful RAPID PROTOTYPES in ABSplus, Urethane Rubber, and Silicone Rubber:

Our 3D printers  offer you the new 40% stronger ABS PLUS material. This material is used to make real working parts in runs up to 1000 without the need for tooling or moulds. This is called "MICRO MACHINING" or "Direct Digital Manufacturing".
Rapid Prototyping is now being used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics, toys, power tools, industrial goods, durable goods, the medical and dental fields, architecture, and jewelry.
Whether creating or modifying an existing product, we can greatly reduce your research and development time as well as money spent on other prototyping methods. 

NEW- We can finish your parts ready for paint to meet the needs of customers who require a prototype that looks like the real thing!

  • create real parts or prototypes inexpensively without tooling
  • check for fit and function (tap, drill, assemble, snap fit)
  • rapidly produce one or multiple versions with precision & accuracy during any stage of product development ( Think hours not weeks.)
  • discover potential design and manufacturing errors in the earliest stages of development which may not be apparent on paper or on the computer screen
  • easily correct mistakes and incorporate changes throughout the evolution of the product 
  • display 3-D models for initial sales presentations or tradeshow initiatives prior to market place entry
  • increase manufacturing speed & efficiency with accurate ABS  and ABS PLUS prototypes
  • quickly and inexpensively test for correct durometers (strengths) and fit with rapid prototyped urethane and silicone rubber parts in your assemblies

 FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM)
The FDM process forms three-dimensional plastic models and objects from CAD generated 3D solid or 3D surface models. These files are saved as STL files.
 The 3-D drawing is then 'sliced' by custom software into horizontal layers .010" thick. Support is automatically or custom generated based on the position and geometry of the part. Tool-paths are then created; path data is reviewed, changed if necessary and then downloaded to the FDM machine.
 
A temperature-controlled head extrudes ABS plastic or ABSplus with soluble support material, layer by layer. It draws the prototype one layer at a time, similar to how a hot glue gun extrudes melted beads of glue. The designed object emerges as a solid three-dimensional part without the need for tooling. The soluble support, which dissolves away in the cleaning machine, enables the object to have fine detail and working mechanisms molded into the prototype.

NOTE: We work with the most popular formats in the industy such us : IGES, SAT, DXF, STEP, PAR, STL


The FDM process forms three-dimensional plastic models and objects from CAD generated 3D solid or 3D surface models. These files are saved as STL files.

  Download FDM Material Properties chart

  This is an STL file.

The 3-D drawing is then ‘sliced’ by custom software into horizontal layers .010" thick. Support is automatically or custom generated based on the position and geometry of the part. Tool-paths are then created; path data is reviewed, changed if necessary and then downloaded to the FDM machine.

 

A temperature-controlled head extrudes ABS plastic or soluble support material, layer by layer. It draws the prototype one layer at a time, similar to how a hot glue gun extrudes melted beads of glue. The designed object emerges as a solid three-dimensional part without the need for tooling. The soluble support, which dissolves away in the cleaning machine, enables the object to have fine detail and working mechanisms molded into the prototype.


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