Professional 3D Printing Services
3D printing has become a household term todayâ€”something everyone from senior level executives and machining experts to enthusiastic hobbyists and high school students talk about, set their internet feeds to, and watch intently for the latest and greatest advancements. Many think of 3D printing as a relatively new technology, developed over the past decade or so. The reality is that it has been around for nearly 3 decades.
3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing.Â 3D printing and additive manufacturing are synonyms for the same process. Both terms reference the process of building parts by joining material layer by layer from a CAD file.
Our customers have come to rely on us for our expertise in design, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, as well as production machining and molding. As a result of our years of expertise and delivering solutions to our customers that provide the highest quality and value, we have been at the forefront of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies. While we have had the capabilities for years, the past several years have shown us huge leaps forward. We can make more things than we could before. We can use different types of materials that were not previously available. We can also make the parts faster with high levels of details than was once possible.
How TTH 3D Printing Services Differ from the Rest
We know that you have a lot of options in front of you when it comes to determining who to partner with when it comes to your manufacturing and prototyping needs. So, why choose The Technology House and Sea Air Space for your project?
We are one of the few remaining independently owned and operated 3D printing companies. Our position in the market has enabled us to maintain our individuality in the quickly changing rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry. We have a full team of dedicated engineers and designers that will work with you to verify your designs, tolerances, etc. We take the time to understand your business needs. That means we ask the right questions to make sure that weâ€™re making the right part with the right endgame in mind.
Whether you are putting together a fit and test model, small production run, or mass 3D printed parts for production, we can help. We have worked with manufacturers of consumer products, aerospace, medical devices, automotive, and other industries. We are familiar with the varying requirements of these different fields and the regulations and requirements that go with them.
We work with you through the entire manufacturing process, providing our expert advice where and when it is needed. Whether youâ€™re trying to find a low cost solution without sacrificing quality or you are stuck in the early planning stages, unsure of how to move forward, we can help guide you from concept to production.
- Service Commitment: Our project managers will listen to your needs and make recommendations and conduct part design reviews.
- Quick Turnaround Quote: 3D printing/additive manufacturing quotes will be turned around within hours, not days.
- One-Stop Shop: Multiple machines and processes under one roof which allow you to fully utilize one vendor rather than multiple vendors.
- Faster Time-to-Market: Our machines run 24/7 to allow parts to be delivered to you in as little as one business day
- Custom Finishing: Parts can be finished and painted in order to help you display your product and create that â€śWOWâ€ť factor for your audience.
3D Printing History
The first 3D printer was created in 1984 by 3D Systems. Since then, the technology has grown exponentially. The process can be used for a wide range of applications and industries. Customers use 3D printed parts for design review, fit and function prototypes, show models, and low volume production.
In 1989 3D printer manufacturer and 3D production system company Stratasys was founded. The company sold its first machine, the 3D Modeler in 1992.Â Since then, Stratasys has become one of the industryâ€™s leaders in 3D printing machines.
In 2009 MakerBot was founded. MakerBot produces and sells desktop 3D printers. MakerBotâ€™s printers primarily serve the consumer and desktop 3D printing markets. In 2013, Stratasys acquired the company. MakerBot currently operates as a distinct brand and subsidiary of Stratasys.
3D Printing Materials
Types of 3D Printers
TTH offers a variety of 3D printing processes that meet a wide range of needs.Â The machines differ in the ways that the layers are deposited.Â Some processes extrude and melt the part layers together, while others cure a liquid polymer at the contact of a UV light.
How to Get Started with Your 3D Printing Project?
If youâ€™re already familiar with the 3D printing process and ready to move ahead or if you have some questions we can help you with, submit a question to our technical specialists and weâ€™ll get back to you right awayâ€”usually within one business day. You can use our Contact Form at this link.
If you are ready to move ahead and get a quote for your rapid prototyping or production project, click on our RFQ form link here. We will review it straight away, looking for potential complications that could arise during the manufacturing process. Some things that are helpful to include in your RFQ include:
- Do you have a 3D CAD design? Is there existing tooling?
- How many parts do you anticipate using each year?
- How many different parts do you need?
- Is this component part of a larger assembly?
You might also want to have a look over some more information regarding the different kinds of 3D printing currently available for your project: