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Desktop 3D Printing

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by Randal Pope

The Desktop 3D Printing Process

Desktop 3D printers build parts from a computer-aided design (CAD) file by extruding thermoplastic filament layer by layer through a nozzle from a spool of material.  The nozzle moves horizontally under the direction of the computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software package.  The nozzle is heated, and the material hardens after it is extruded.

When Does a Desktop 3D Printed Prototype Make Sense for Your Job?

Desktop 3D printing offers one of the fastest and most affordable ways to fabricate prototypes.  Prototypes generated from desktop 3D printers are ideal for initial design review.  In addition, Desktop 3D printing is beneficial to people who need small gadget accessories.  Gadget accessories can be customized to fit your needs and personality.

These rapid prototypes can help one get a better understanding of their product before proceeding to the next manufacturing stage.

Desktop 3D Printing Materials

Rapid prototypes from our desktop 3D printer are built in an ABS-like material.  Parts can be printed in a number of different colors, such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, and black.

Design Review
Gadget Accessories

Desktop 3D Printing of Bird Clock
Desktop 3D Printing of Gorilla

3D Scale Models

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by The Technology House

Display Models

TTH applies many of the same engineering, design, model-making, and production skills we use in creating detailed prototypes to producing a growing line of scale models of aircraft and sea-going vessels and display items. They’re popular choices as retirement mementos and collectors’ items, for home and office décor, and as versatile show models, sales tools, and new concept displays in the boating and defense industries.

Cast Pewter Models

Artisans have used pewter, a tin-copper alloy, for millennia to create both decorative and utilitarian objects. Its soft, malleable nature makes it a natural for creating detailed, highly accurate models of ships, aircraft, buildings, etc. We cast a wide range of models and display items in high quality, lead-free pewter, creating all designs, master models, and tooling in house. The spin-casting process we employ allows us to create these pewter items quickly and efficiently.

We add new items to our cast pewter line frequently and we can create custom items to order, such as commemorative coins, plaques, or cast pewter coasters designed and finished with your company logo and colors for use as business gifts. We can also personalize your cast pewter objects with wooden bases and custom-engraved placards. Bulk discount rates are available for larger orders.

Architectural Models

In a competitive industry like architectural design, the success of a project sometimes depends on the ability to present a new concept to a client in a visually impactful way. Traditional model-makers can require weeks, even months, to create a detailed scale model, and the cost can be prohibitive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using the same high-speed stereolithography tools we use to create prototypes, Gear Precision Models can deliver a finished architectural model, ready for display, discussion, and redesign in as little as three days.

Our model design team will work with you throughout the process to ensure the finished model meets your needs without blowing your budget. Depending on the project, we can build models in a single piece or in sections, with removable roofs and floors, to show interior details. The high-resolution stereolithography process allows reproducing fine details like handrails and window trim accurately. If desired, pieces such as furniture, cabinets, and appliances, can be removable to allow greater design freedom. We can also finish models with a smooth surface or paint them to convey the proposed building concept.



3D Model Aircraft

3D Scale Model Military Ship

3D Model Ship

3D Scale Model Ship Up Close

3D Model of Bomb

3D Scale Model of Military Vehicle