WHY PRINT IN 2D WHEN YOU CAN PRINT IN 3D?
3D printing is a new way of product development and manufacturing.
Anecdotally, when the International Space Station needed a specific screwdriver, the appropriate file was sent to them electronically and they created it in space with their 3D printer and fixed the problem!
Provided you have a suitable computer file with the information of your product or prototype, 3D printers can create a model in plastic or even metal with some extremely intricate details which even a craftsman would struggle to create.
They do this in a variety of ways, with each system suitable for different styles and different applications.
The real advantage is the level of customisation and speed which has not been available to date.
While we do not offer home-style systems, the lower end industrial systems are very competitive and are a good starting point for anyone looking to experiment with this exciting technology. The bigger metal systems can produce extremely good quality finished goods, ready for immediate installation.
Some applications are,
- Product sampling
- Short run manufacturing
- Creation of spares on-site
- Many others