We build your part to your specifications and ship it promptly. Our process is based on Fused Deposit Modeling otherwise known as "FDM". This process takes plastic and melts it layer by layer creating the desired part. During the build process, extra material called "support" may be added to your part in order to allow overhangs or undercuts to be produced. This "support material" is a weaker plastic made up of a wax composition. This can be removed after the part is finished. In order to keep our prices low we do not remove that material. We pull your part directly out of our machine and ship it to you. Usually the support material can be removed easily by breaking or peeling it away.
Proof of Concept
3D Printers are less costly variations of RP technology that are positioned as a design tool to create inexpensive models early in the design process. The ability to produce quick, inexpensive ABS models allows the designer to model multiple concepts. Physical models produced on a Dimension 3D Printer allow everyone on the design team to review the concepts. In turn, the company gets better feedback, resulting in a better product. 3D printing allows companies to achieve real time collaboration on a global scale.
ABS printing allows you to test form, fit and function - and as many design iterations you like - right from your desktop.
ABS is the most commonly used plastic in manufacturing today. Cell phones, television sets, and the majority of car interiors are made of ABS or ABS blends. ABS allows you to build durable and functional prototypes that can withstand rigorous testing and won't warp, shrink or absorb moisture. ABS models can be drilled, tapped, sanded and painted. ABS is the material of choice by leading manufacturers.
Product Cost Reduction
Everyone knows that there are many costs involved in developing a new product.
It also enables better communication and collaboration between everyone involved in the process. Poor communication, extensive changes and missed deadlines increase costs exponentially throughout each step of the design and development.
Product mockups allow you to see your product before ever going into production. They allow you to catch design flaws and make the appropriate adjustments early and often throughout the design process.
ABS printed prototypes can be:
Our "FDM" method is currently restricted to producing parts with a maximum build size of: 8" X 8" X 12". This method allows for layers of tolerance of .010"
Question: What is support material and why is it on my parts? Answer: Support material is a weaker plastic that is used during the production process to accommodate for overhangs or undercuts and voids in a part. This weaker material can be removed by peeling it away from the part. In some cases a putty knife or Dremel style tool may be needed.
Question: Do you remove the support material before shipping? Answer: No we do not remove support material. In order to keep our prices low we build parts directly from your CAD file, pull from our machine and ship them out.
Question: Do you provide any painting or finishing services? Answer: Contact us with your specific requirements and we’ll provide you an estimate