WHY PRINT IN 2D WHEN YOU CAN PRINT IN 3D?
3D printing is part of 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 made 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 copied 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 a 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 whereas the bigger metal systems can produce extremely good finished goods ready for immediate installation.
Some applications are
- Product sampling
- Short run manufacturing
- Creation of spares on-site
- Many others