3D PRINTING & FINISHING "3D Printing individualizes industries which until now have been dominated by mass production" BBC News, May 2015

Our In-house Engineering and Operations Team

Mark, Harith and Hasnen

Our In-house Engineering and Operations Team

Additive manufacturing is the creation of parts and products one layer at a time. 3D printers have the ability to build parts directly from Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings that have been cross-sectioned into thousands of layers.

The range of printers is growing fast and range of materials that can be printed seems to grow every day. Adding in the complexities of trade offs between speed, resolution, quality and size makes choosing the right printer or printing partner a real challenge.

We believe good printing is the culmination of good design capture and good design work so we focus on working closely with our clients to ensure the quality of the original design work. We then print on either our in-house printers or with one of our specialist partner printers. We are constantly adding new partners to our list of quality assured printers to ensure the latest technology is available to us and our clients.

We have experience printing in the full range of materials including resin (coloured and clear), nylon, PLA, ABS, Sandstone, metals (stainless steel, aluminium, titanium). A little understood fact is that some 3D printed products need a considerable amount of post print finishing and we have expertise in polishing, grinding and colour coating.

Please feel free to contact us for a discussion on your printing needs.


Our 3D Printers

Cubicon

Material:
  • PLA
  • ABS
Typical Usage:
  • Early concept prototypes
  • Low cost products

Markforged

Material:
  • Carbon Fibre
  • Fibreglass
  • Kevlar
Typical Usage:
  • Finished parts for light weight end use
  • Replacement temporary parts

Blueprinter and Nylon cleaning and processing

Material:
  • Nylon
  • Tough nylon
Typical Usage:
  • Dimensional prototypes
  • End use flexible parts

Form 1

Material:
  • Resins (standard, tough, flexible, castable)
Typical Usage:
  • End use parts where special material is required
  • Wax patterns for casting

Projet 660

Material:
  • Sandstone
Typical Usage:
  • Visual and concept prototypes
  • High resolution full colour models

Zcorp 450

Material:
  • Cermamic
  • Glass (under R&D)
Typical Usage:
  • Ceramic heat resistant parts